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Anssi Vanjoki is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia at Nokia. He heads the business group responsible for offering devices and services for bringing mobile multimedia to consumers in different forms based on Symbian S60 and Linux platforms.
A highly respected brand and marketing authority, Anssi has been a visionary force in Nokia's efforts to address the mobile markets. His work has focused on developing Nokia's brand and the convergence of mobility and the Internet. This work is now visible in Nokia Nseries multimedia computer products and Nokia services, allowing consumers to benefit from mobile broadband technologies with the new Web2.0 type of services.
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, he 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 1, 2004.
Prior to joining Nokia, he held a variety of management positions at the 3M Corporation.
Anssi is the chairman of the board of Amer Sports Corporation, 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.
Vanjoki holds a master's degree in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.