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Nokia's new CEO, Stephen Elop, to take over Anssi Vanjoki's role

9 Oct

Stephen Elop, Nokia’s newly elected president and CEO, will take over Anssi Vanjoki’s role of the head of Mobile Solutions unit, which churns out smartphones running on Symbian operating system, till a replacement is found. Vanjoki resigned from Nokia when Elop, an outsider, and not him, was offered the CEO’s role. Vanjoki has been with Nokia since 1991 and is believed to have been the one to choose Nokia’s ringtone, which now is the most widely used piece of music. He has also played a key role in creating Nokia as the world’s largest cellphone vendor from scratch. Vanjoki will serve his six months notice period, which ends on May 11, 2011.