Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will resign, Pekka Lundmark will replace him

OSLO: Nokia The chief executive, Rajeev Suri, will resign in September and will be replaced by, so far, the CEO of the Fortum power group, the telecommunications equipment manufacturer said Monday.

Suri steps down after more than a decade in charge of Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks, the company said.

Nokia faces intense competition from Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei in the race to deliver 5G telecoms networks to operators around the world.

Lundmark, head of Fortum since 2015, held multiple executive positions at Nokia between 1990 and 2000, including vice president of strategy and business development at Nokia Networks.

With the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent behind us and the world of 5G in front of us, I am pleased that Pekka has agreed to join Nokia, Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa said in a statement.