Head of the Nokia Research Centre replaces Richard Green, who leaves the company to return full time to the US
Nokia has appointed Henry Tirri as executive vice president, chief technology officer and a member of its leadership team. He will be based in Sunnyvale, California and reports directly to president and CEO Stephen Elop.
Tirri replaces Richard Green, who has left the Finnish handset manufacturer to return full time to the US to pursue new opportunities.
Tirri is now charged with setting Nokia’s technology agenda both now and in the future, driving core innovation to enable business development opportunities.
He joined Nokia in 2004 as a research fellow before leading the Nokia Research Centre Systems Research laboratory in 2007.
Green joined Nokia as CTO in May 2010 and was a member of the Nokia leadership team since last February. He had taken a leave of absence from the company in June.
Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop said: “During his time at Nokia, Henry has provided Nokia technical leadership and challenged us to explore forward-looking technologies. In his new role, he will have the opportunity to make a greater impact and set the course for Nokia and our role in the industry.
“The company would also like to thank Rich Green for the key role he played in assisting Nokia through a major transition.”