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McMaster University, BENG 1986
Mgt., Comp Engg and Management

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Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop joined Nokia as President and Chief Executive Officer as of September 21, 2010.

Most recently, Stephen served as president of Microsoft’s Business Division and was a member of Microsoft’s senior leadership team responsible for the company’s overall strategy. In this position, he oversaw the Microsoft Office systems and other communications tools and applications for consumers, small and mid-size businesses, as well as large organisations and enterprises.

Previously Stephen was Chief Operating Officer of Juniper Networks, a leading provider of high-performance network infrastructure. As COO, he was responsible for the company’s product groups, corporate development, global sales and service, as well as marketing and manufacturing organisations. Prior to Juniper, Stephen served as president of worldwide field operations of Adobe Systems Inc. He joined Adobe following the 2005 acquisition of Macromedia Inc., where he was president and CEO.

Previously in his career, he served in a number of executive positions, including chief information officer.

Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and management from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, his home country, and was subsequently awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys his family and the many sports pursued by his five children, and he is an active pilot.

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