"I didn't become CEO": Nokia smartphone boss's reason for quitting
Man tasked with taking Nokia back to top of smartphone pile explains why he's leaving.
Anssi Vanjoki’s decision to quit Nokia came hot-on-the-heels of former Microsoft man Stephen Elop slipping in behind the big desk as CEO. And now Vanjoki has admitted the key reason behind why he’s leaving Nokia, “I didn’t become CEO”.
You can’t get much more frank than that. Vanjoki also says in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t believe Symbian can mix it with iOS or Android. He recent;y described the latter as “like peeing in your pants to stay warm.”
Vanjoki’s departure is just one of four from Nokia in the past two weeks, following Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, UK boss Mark Loughran and chairman Jorma Ollila. But with Palm’s webOS man Peter Skillman drafted in to take care of MeeGo, things are looking up.