Position: Executive vice president of new markets and general manager of multimedia, Nokia
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Over the past four years, Vanjoki oversaw Nokia’s N series line, which has been on the leading edge of mobile multimedia devices. Last year’s high-end N series handsets and Internet Tablets were category-defining products, and under Vanjoki, Nokia expanded the definition of a handset company with its forays into multimedia services through its Ovi content portal. Vanjoki’s mandate expanded to cover all Nokia products, thanks to a management restructuring this year, so he’s now less focused on multimedia—though this also reflects the fact that the distinction between phones and computers is fading, a transformation in which he has played an important role.
Did You Know: Vanjoki is a first-class knight and commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.