Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

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Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo
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Born (1953-07-13) July 13, 1953 (age 61)
Lavia, Finland
Occupation Chairman of the committee for World Design Capital Helsinki 2012[1]
Salary €4.8 million (2009)[2]

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (born July 13, 1953) currently chairs the committee for World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, and is the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nokia, as well former board member for Nokia Siemens Networks.[1][3]


Kallasvuo joined Nokia in 1980 as Corporate Counsel, and has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. In 1987 he was appointed Assistant Vice President, Legal Department, and in 1988 he was named Assistant Vice President, Finance. In 1990 he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance. Since 1990 Kallasvuo has been a member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia.

In 1992, Kallasvuo was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 1997-1998 he served as Corporate Executive Vice President, Nokia United States, being responsible for all Nokia's business operations in the US. He returned to the position of Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of 1999, the position he had held prior to moving to the United States. From 2004–2005 Kallasvuo was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Phones. On October 1, 2005 he was named President and COO. From June 1, 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Corporation. He was succeeded by Stephen Elop on September 21, 2010.

In addition to his duties for Nokia he served as Director of EMC Corporation from August 2004 to January 23, 2009.[4]

Prior to joining Nokia, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo held a variety of positions with the former Union Bank of Finland.

On January 26, 2012, the TeliaSonera committee proposed that Mr Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo be elected as a new member of the TeliaSonera's board of directors


Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo holds a master's degree in law (LL.M.) from the University of Helsinki.

Personal life[edit]

Kallasvuo was born in Lavia, Finland. He is married to Ursula Ranin, a lawyer formerly working for Nokia. From his previous marriage to Anita Kallasvuo he has two adult children; Jussi and Anu Kallasvuo.

According to his official Nokia biography page he enjoys golf, tennis and reading about political history in his spare time.



  1. ^ a b "dezeen magazine". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Verotiedot 2009 maakunnittain: Uusimaa" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 1 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Nokia Press Release, September 21, 2010". Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo". Business Week. January 30, 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Jorma Ollila
Nokia Corporation CEO
Succeeded by
Stephen Elop