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Nokia's executive vice president Anssi Vanjoki resigns

09-14-2010 13:54 BJT

HELSINKI, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Nokia's executive vice president and a member of Nokia Group executive board, Anssi Vanjoki, has resigned from the company, Nokia announced on Monday.

Vanjoki, who currently heads Nokia's Mobile Solutions unit, had previously been seen as a potential candidate as the Nokia's new CEO, before Stephen Elop was named to the post last week.

Nokia's executive vice president and a member of Nokia Group executive
board, Anssi Vanjoki, has resigned from the company, Nokia announced
on Monday.(File Photo)

Nokia announced last Friday that the company's CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was replaced by an outsider, Canadian Stephen Elop. Vanjoki submitted his resignation on Monday. He has a six-month notice period, and he is continuing to work at Nokia for the time being.

"I felt the time has come to seek new opportunities in my life," Anssi Vanjoki said in a Nokia press release Monday. "At the same time, I am one hundred percent committed to doing my best for Nokia until my very last working day," He added.

Vanjoki's Mobile Solutions unit is mainly responsible for developing smartphone technology, an area in which Nokia has been facing stiff competition, especially on the North American market.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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