India-born Rajeev Suri will become CEO of Nokia Corp: media reports

India-born Rajeev Suri will become CEO of Nokia Corp: media reports

India-born Rajeev Suri, the current head of Nokia's telecom equipment business, will be elevated to the top position of global chief executive officer (CEO) of Nokia Corporation, emerging media reported.

Citing unnamed sources, Finnish media reported that Mr. Suri might be made the CEO of Nokia Corp by March or April this year, when Redmond-based software giant Microsoft Corp will likely conclude the acquisition of the Finnish firm's handset business.

The reports also say that an official announcement regarding the same could be made as early as the end of this month.

When asked for a comment on the reports, Nokia said its policy was not to comment on rumours or speculations.

If Mr. Suri is really elevated to the top position at Nokia, then he would be the second Indian in the recent times to head a Fortune 500 company. A few weeks back, India-born Satya Nadella became the CEO of Redmond-based Microsoft.

Like Mr. Nadella, Mr. Sure is also an engineering graduate from India's Mangalore University.

If Rajeev Suri becomes Nokia Corp's CEO, he will join an elite club of Indians heading multinational companies, which includes Anshu Jain (Deutsche Bank), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo), Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor, and MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga.

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