Founder of F-Secure, Risto Siilasmaa to be named as Nokia Chairman?

| January 5, 2012 | 22 Replies

A couple of years ago, there were rumours that Jorma Ollila, Nokia’s Chairman (previously CEO before OPK) was going to step down. In May then of last year, that was confirmed when Nokia was apparently searching for a replacement.

Nokia has apparently found one in Risto Siilasmaa, founder of F-Secure, the anti-virus and computer security software company. Siilasmaa is now the head of Nokia’s board. Nothing is yet confirmed.

Hannu Rauhala, senior analyst of Pohjola Bank reckons, “It’s quite logical that Risto is going to be the chairman because he knows Nokia and he knows the software industry. The future in mobile phones will be software focused. He has the suitable background for the job”.

BTW, what’s this about…on Nokia Conversations and an Interview with Mary McDowell, “…whether the company is ready for its first woman CEO”

Something quite metaphorical in having the founder of an Antivirus and security software (often found in Nokia phones) to be chairman of a company some say is headed by…a trojan. No, I’m not that way inclined to believe that but I’m sure some find the funny side in this situation.


Thanks Antti for the tip!


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