Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (in pic)

Wall Street Journal today cited “people familiar with the matter” that Nokia is looking for a replacement for Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.  Same sources confirmed that OPK will be replaced in the coming month.

“They are serious about making a change,” one person familiar with the matter said. Nokia board members are “supposed to make a decision by the end of the month,” that person said.

The CEO of a major U.S. high-tech company recently spurned Nokia’s approach after meeting with Chairman Jorma Ollila, because the candidate wasn’t interested in moving to Finland, this person said. Nokia also has flown in at least one other U.S. based executive to interview for the CEO job, the person said.

If the reports are true, it looks like there could be a shake-up at a U.S. based company as well as the mobile manufacturer poaches American companies for a new leader. While the news strikes hard, it strikes fast as the decision by Nokia board members will be made by the end of the month.

Eldar Murtazin has also previously told in twitter or in his blog(I don’t remember where) that OPK will be replaced in the near future. How did he figure out that?

I personally feel that , this is a good move. Its high time that Nokia starts doing things like what the market likes.

PS : Nokia Planning to hire an US based CEO.


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