Nokia has begun the search for a new CEO

    Mobile phone maker Nokia has begun a search for a new CEO, according to the Wall Street Journal , citing informed sources within the company. The decision will be made before the end of July.

    According to analysts, the current head of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo) can not help Nokia find its niche in the market of high-end smartphones.

    The company retains first place in terms of sales of mobile phones and among active phones in the world (40%), but in the most profitable segment of smartphones, it began to threaten competitors in the face of Google and Apple. In the second quarter In 2009, Apple for the first time overtook Nokia in terms of profits from the sale of smartphones ($ 1.6 billion versus $ 1.1 billion), although Nokia sold 108.5 million units during that period, while Apple sold just 7.4 million.

    Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo worked at the company for 30 years, he took over as CEO in 2006, just before Apple entered the market with its iPhone.

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