Telecom Lead Europe: Nokia has reshuffled top management
to retain its lost glory in the mobile phone business.
The mobile phone major appointed Juha Putkiranta as
executive vice president of operations; Timo Toikkanen as executive vice
president of Mobile Phones, Chris Weber as executive vice president of sales
and marketing; Tuula Rytila as senior vice president and chief marketing officer;
and Susan Sheehan as senior vice president of communications. Putkiranta,
Toikkanen and Weber also will join the Nokia Leadership Team effective July 1,
Formerly, Putkiranta was senior vice president, supply chain;
Weber was senior vice president Markets, Americas, and Toikkanen was vice
president, business development, programs and special projects.
Rytila, who will report to Weber, was formerly senior
vice president of portfolio and business management, and Sheehan, who reports
to Elop, was vice president of communications.
Jerri DeVard, executive vice president and chief
marketing officer; Mary McDowell, executive vice president of Mobile Phones;
and Niklas Savander, executive vice president of Markets will be stepping down
from the Nokia Leadership Team effective June 30, 2012 to pursue other
opportunities outside of Nokia
DeVard, who joined the company in January 2011, led
Nokia’s marketing and brand management and served as a member of the Nokia
McDowell has held a number of senior management positions
at Nokia, including serving on the NAVTEQ board of directors, and most recently
led Nokia’s global mobile phones business unit. She has served as a member of
the Nokia Leadership Team since joining the company in 2004.
Since 1997, Savander has held a number of senior
management positions at Nokia and Nokia Networks, including serving on the
NAVTEQ Board of Directors and the Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors.
Most recently, Savander led Nokia’s sales, marketing, supply chain,
manufacturing operations and information technology teams and has served as a
member of the Nokia Leadership team since 2006. Savander also will
step down from the Nokia Siemens Network Board of Directors, effective June 30,
DeVard, McDowell and Savander will serve as senior
advisors to Nokia through the transition of their roles.