Stephen Elop


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Nov 22, 2010
Stephen Elop is the chief executive officer of Nokia Corporation. A Canadian citizen, Elop is the first non-Finn to be named CEO of Nokia. He replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in this position on September 21, 2010.

Before starting at Nokia, Elop worked for Microsoft from January 2008 to September 2010 as the head of the Business Division, responsible for the Microsoft Office line of products, and as a member of the company's senior leadership team.

Before this, he was the COO of Juniper Networks for exactly one year. He had been president of worldwide field operations at Adobe Systems for six months (December 2005-June 2006) after Adobe acquired Macromedia when he tendered his resignation. He had been CEO of Macromedia for three months when it was announced the company would be acquired by Adobe. His prior position, which he had held one year, had been Chief Operating Officer; he had worked at Macromedia for seven years.

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