Nokia's Head of Mobile Phones Resigns

Nokia said Anssi Vanjoki, the head of its mobile solutions business, is resigning, days after the world's No. 1 handset maker appointed a new CEO.
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Nokia

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said Monday that Anssi Vanjoki, the head of its mobile solutions business, is resigning, days after the world's No. 1 handset maker appointed a new CEO.

Vanjoki, a member of Nokia's executive board, will remain with the company for six months.

"I felt the time has come to seek new opportunities in my life," Vanjoki said, in a statement. "At the same time, I am 100% committed to doing my best for Nokia until my very last working day."

On Friday, Nokia named

Microsoft

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executive Stephen Elop

as CEO, replacing Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo on Sept. 21.

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