Pekka Lundmark, Strategy, Nokia

Pekka Lundmark, Strategy

Nokia's new CEO working on setting strategy in 'dream job'

Nokia's new CEO working on setting strategy in 'dream job'

8/8/2020 1:46:00 PM

Nokia 's new CEO working on setting strategy in 'dream job'

Nokia 's new chief executive Pekka Lundmark said he will take time to re-acquaint himself with the Finnish telecom equipment maker as he works ...

BusinessNokia's new chief executive Pekka Lundmark said he will take time to re-acquaint himself with the Finnish telecom equipment maker as he works toward setting a strategy, as the company jostles for position in the highly political 5G race.FILE PHOTO: Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Finnish utility company Fortum, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo

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08 Aug 2020 06:20PMShare this contentBookmarkSTOCKHOLM/HELSINKI: Nokia's new chief executive Pekka Lundmark said he will take time to re-acquaint himself with the Finnish telecom equipment maker as he works toward setting a strategy, as the company jostles for position in the highly political 5G race.

U.S. government pressure to limit the use of China's Huawei presents an opportunity for Nokia as next generation technology is rolled out, but Lundmark would not be drawn.AdvertisementAdvertisement"Maintaining good relations with governments in pretty much all parts of the world is extremely important," Lundmark said in a video interview with Reuters on Friday."We are talking to governments in different parts of the world, but that's pretty much business as usual for us." headtopics.com

He also declined to disclose his thinking on Nokia's broad range of product portfolio and strategy. The company made product mis-steps last year, although it managed an unexpected rise in second-quarter underlying profit as it took on less low-margin business.

"What we will be doing now is to preview the current plans and then potentially make new plans as to how we develop the portfolio," said Lundmark, who took on the Nokia top job last weekend."I have theories and ideas in my mind, but again day five is far too early to talk about them."

AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said he hoped to be able to give more detail"before the end of the year".Lundmark will work closely with Sari Baldauf, one of the most high-profile female leaders in the global telecoms industry, who took over as chairwoman of Nokia earlier this year.

"The board absolutely expect management to prepare the strategic direction and then present it to them," he said.Lundmark previously spent 10 years working in Nokia's network business in the 1990s and then 20 years working elsewhere. Most recently he was CEO of Finnish energy company Fortum. headtopics.com

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Nokia's new CEO adopts wait and see strategy in 'dream job' Nokia 's new chief executive Pekka Lundmark said he will take time to re-acquaint himself with the Finnish telecom equipment maker before setting a ...