Nokia has announced Rajeev Suri, an Indian by birth, as the company's new CEO. Suri's appointment, which goes into effect starting May 1st, comes nearly 19 years after the man joined Nokia, back in 1995. Since October 2009, he has been the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks.
"As Nokia opens this new chapter, the Nokia Board and I are confident that Rajeev is the right person to lead the company forward" - Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors
Rajeev Suri is an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India from where he got his engineering degree. Incidentally, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, also got his engineering degree from the same college.