Rajeev Suri

President and CEO

Previously CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks, October 2009 to April 2014.

Joined Nokia in 1995, and has held numerous executive level positions in the company.


Rajeev is a leader with a passion for creating value, innovation, and delivering technologies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. He has a deep expertise in many areas of technology, particularly telecommunication networks & devices, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, digital health, big data analytics, cloud computing, and internet business models. Since becoming the CEO of Nokia in April 2014, Rajeev has led the company through a series of major transformations including the €15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel Lucent, the divestment of HERE, the planned acquisition of digital health company Withings, and the scheduled return of Nokia branded mobile phone and tablets. In his previous role as CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks, he delivered a complete turnaround, increasing the value of the business from approximately €1 billion to more than €9 billion.

In his more than 26 years of international experience, Rajeev has worked in roles comprising strategy and M&A, product marketing, sales, major account leadership, regional and business unit leadership and has lived in Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Rajeev has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from Manipal Institute of Technology, India. He was born in India in 1967, is a Singaporean citizen and is based in Espoo, Finland. He is also a United Nation’s Broadband Commissioner, and is a vocal proponent of the opportunities broadband offers to enhance how people live and work.

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