Rajeev Suri is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the multinational communications and information technology corporation Nokia. Before the current assignment in May 2014, he was the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks since 2009 and held various positions in Nokia since 1995. Suri became the CEO of Nokia when the sale of Nokia's phone division to Microsoft Mobile was completed. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology and worked for multinational corporations in India and Nigeria before joining Nokia.
Nokia Oyj (Finnish: Nokia Oyj, Swedish: Nokia Abp; Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnokiɑ], English /ˈnɒkiə/) is a Finnish communications and information technology multinational corporation that is headquartered in Espoo,Uusimaa. The company provides Internet services, including applications, games, music, media and messaging services, including free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services delivered through its wholly owned subsidiary HERE. Its Nokia Solutions and Networks subsidiary provides telecommunications network equipment and services.
As of 2013, Nokia employed 90,000 people across 120 countries, conducts sales in more than 150 countries and reported annual revenues of around €12.7 billion. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on theHelsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world's 274th-largest company measured by 2013 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500.
In September 2013, Nokia sold what was once the world's largest vendor of mobile phones to Microsoft as part of an overall deal totaling €5.44 billion (US$7.17 billion). Stephen Elop, Nokia's former CEO, and several other executives joined the new Microsoft Mobile subsidiary of Microsoft as part of the deal, which closed on 25 April 2014.