Losing Competitive, Nokia Replace CEO?

Jakarta - Manufacturers of home phones Finland, Nokia, rumored to be seeking a new chief executive officer. The move comes after their current CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, still not managed to create attraction in the upper-class smart phone market.

Nokia continues to try to boost sales of mobile phones more than other manufacturers reported to have failed to compete with rivals like Apple and the progress of Google in the manufacture of the device operating system.

"They're serious about change," said a source close to the issue. "Members of the board of Nokia asked to make a decision at the end of the month," he added.

Quoted 'detikINET' from Wall Street Journal, Tuesday (20/07/2010), a technology company CEOs in the United States reportedly has rejected the proposal because it is unwilling Nokia moved to Finland. Not only that, Nokia has ever flown into one of its subsidiaries in the United States to interview other candidates.

Olli-Pekka who served as CEO since 2006 have been true several times stumbled in its efforts to maintain excellence of its competitors. In May, the Finnish company is ever even the top leadership reshuffle and create a special unit charged with making a smartphone.

Although Microsoft has released a new version of Symbian and Intel took in making the operating system for smart phones MeeGo upper class. Analysts suggest that Nokia needs to create the operating system software and application developers looking to compete with the iPhone and Google's Android operating system.

Nokia itself is estimated to still control the global handset market with a market share of 40%. Turf among others are in mainland Europe and some developing countries.

But the problem is, most of the phones that dominate these areas are still playing in the segment of cheap low-end alias. As a result, these conditions affect the small profit margins that Nokia achieved.
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Write by: RC - Friday, July 23, 2010

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