Former Nokia CEO may join Microsoft’s board, and its not Stephen Elop)

imageA Finnish analyst claims former CEO and ex-chairman of the board of Nokia, Jorma Ollila, may be joining the board of Microsoft.

Ollila was involved in bringing in Stephen Elop in 2010, and is already pretty familiar with Microsoft.

With Microsoft soon to be as much a mobile company as Nokia is now, such a move would make sense.

"Ollila is, for all his strengths and weaknesses, a pioneer," Jukka Oksaharju, of Nordic savings bank Nordnet, said.

Ollila previously chaired Shell since 2006 and has previously sat on the boards of Ford and Finnish forestry company UPM-Kymmene. He now sits on the board of Outokumpu, the Finnish mining company.

"Joining Microsoft’s board wouldn’t be a surprise in itself, but it would be the crowning achievement of Nokia’s sale and Ollila’s career," Oksaharju said.

"Who would have more experience in global telecommunication business? The entire industry was created during his reign."

Ollila has not confirmed or denied the speculation.

Do our readers think this is a good move? Let us know below.

Via ZDNET.com, thanks Nishy for the tip.

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