As Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia, Nokia, Anssi Vanjoki heads a business group that is responsible for developing Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and associated experiences and services. This fast growing segment of consumer electronics will shape our lives in a fundamental way. A highly respected brand authority with over 25 years of marketing experience, Anssi has been a driving force in Nokia's efforts to address the mobile markets. His work has focused on developing Nokia's brand durability, loyalty and continuity, while, at the same time, advancing Nokia's vision of a mobile world. Anssi joined Nokia in 1991 and was named Vice President, Sales, Nokia Mobile Phones, before his promotion in 1994 to Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones Europe and Africa. In 1998 he was made Executive Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones Europe and Africa and became a member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia. In addition, in 1999, Anssi took responsibility for Nokia's Digital Convergence Unit and, in 2002, also headed up the Business Unit Management. He was appointed to his present position on January 1st 2004. Prior to joining Nokia, Anssi held a variety of management positions at 3M Corporation. Anssi is the Chairman of the Board of Amer Group, and was a member of the Governing Committee of the European Foundation for Quality Management 2001 - 2003. He is a Knight, 1st Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. Anssi holds a master's degree in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
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