Nokia gets new CTO: Tirri in, Green out

Nokia has announced today that it has appointed a new CEO that will replace Richard Green who has held the position since May of 2010. Tirri has been at Nokia and held the position of head of the Nokia Research Center. Tirri will take his new position as CTO as of September 22, 2011. He will report directly to President and CEO Stephen Elop.

Tirri has been with Nokia since 2004 as a Research Fellow before taking the job as head of the Nokia Research Center in 2007. The CTO post will see Tirri heading from Finland to Sunnyvale, California. Green has opted to leave Nokia and is no longer part of the Nokia Leadership Team. Tirri will assume Green's former spot on the Nokia leadership team.

Tirri will assume the responsibility for the CTO organization and will be in charge of setting Nokia's technology agenda moving forward. Green is leaving effective September 22, 2011.

"During his time at Nokia, Henry has provided Nokia technical leadership and challenged us to explore forward-looking technologies. In his new role, Henry will have the opportunity to make a greater impact and set the course for Nokia and our role in the mobile industry," said Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop. "The company would also like to thank Rich Green for the key role he played in assisting Nokia through a major transition. We wish him all the best success in his future ventures."