Nokia Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Nokia has appointed Marco Wirén as CFO of the company and member of the Group Leadership Team, replacing current CFO Kristian Pullola. Wirén will join Nokia on September 1.
“I am pleased that Marco will be joining us to take the reins of Nokia along with our future CEO, Pekka Lundmark,” said Rajeev Suri, Nokia President and CEO. “I initiated the succession planning with the Board’s support and, as Nokia’s next CEO, Pekka led the effort to its completion with the selection of Marco.”
“Marco has deep financial and leadership experience, a sharp focus on driving operational excellence, and a demonstrated record of success,” said future CEO Lundmark. “He also brings an extensive background in business-to-business and technology companies. I am looking forward to working closely with him and am fully confident he will be a terrific member of the Nokia team.”
Wirén, who will be based at the company’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland, is currently President of Wärtsilä Energy and Executive Vice President of Wärtsilä Group, a global leader in smart technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Wirén has held a number of CFO and other senior financial roles, including CFO of Wärtsilä Group; CFO of SSAB Group, a global specialized steel company; and CFO of Eltel Networks, a provider of technical services to the electrical and telecommunications industries.
“Nokia is one of the world’s iconic global companies and I am excited to be joining as the 5G era gets fully underway,” said Wirén. “I have deep respect for the company and its culture and look forward to helping create value for shareholders and other stakeholders in the years to come.”