Jorma Ollila brought Nokia great success. But did he also bring the company down? The former phone giant’s current chairman Risto Siilasmaa tells us what he witnessed - Talous | HS.fi

Jorma Ollila brought Nokia great success. But did he also bring the company down? The former phone giant’s current chairman Risto Siilasmaa tells us what he witnessed

Risto Siilasmaa joined Nokia’s board in 2008. Gradually, Siilasmaa noticed that something was terribly wrong. This is the story of his experience – and Jorma Ollila’s reaction.

Julkaistu: 28.9.2018 16:12, Päivitetty 28.9.2018 16:29

Risto Siilasmaa’s forthcoming book is about leadership at Nokia, the company he now chairs. Kuva: Akseli Valmunen / HS

CEO Stephen Elop was deeply upset when he arrived in the meeting room of Nokia’s board. It was early 2011.

The telling-off had been merciless. Chairman of the board Jorma Ollila had flown off into another of his rages and really laid into Elop.