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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nokia reorganises (again) to become faster

Nokia made a few changes to its organisation last year – and it's reorganising again in a bid to "accelerate execution and innovation". From July, Nokia will introduce a simplified company structure for its devices and services business. There'll be three units: Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones and Markets.

The new Mobile Solutions unit will concentrate on Symbian smartphones and MeeGo mobile computers. The Mobile Phones unit will focus on Series 40 feature phones – and the Markets unit will be responsible for Nokia's 'go-to-market' activities.

Mobile Solutions will be headed by Anssi Vanjoki with Alberto Torres leading the MeeGo computer part, Jo Harlow running Symbian smartphones and Tero Ojanpera running Services (including Ovi development). Silicon Valley veteran Rich Green is joining the company as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Anssi Vanjoki.

The Mobile Phones unit will be headed by Mary McDowell, while Markets will be headed by Niklas Savander. Rick Simonson, who currently heads Mobile Phones, is retiring from full-time duties at Nokia but will continue to serve as a member of Nokia Siemens Networks' Board of Directors.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia's CEO, said "In addition to extending our leadership in mobile phones, we are decisively moving to respond faster to growth opportunities we expect in smartphones and mobile computers. Nokia's new organizational structure is designed to speed up execution and accelerate innovation, both short-term and longer-term.  We believe that this will allow us to build stronger mobile solutions - a portfolio of products and integrated services that connect people and enable new ways of communicating, sharing and experiencing mobility."

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