by April 29, 2014 0 comments

Over the past couple of months, a lot has changed at Microsoft. Starting with the decision of Steve Ballmer, CEO to step down who was replaced by Indian-origin Microsoft employee Satya Nadella. Then, Microsoft’s Nokia takeover went through its final rites and now the company has appointed another Indian, Rajeev Suri to head its Nokia operations globally.

Rajeev Suri, unlike Nadella is a well-known figure in the company’s circuit as he until now led the Nokia Solution and Networks (NSN) which is the company’s network equipment unit. The 46-year-old Suri, born in India, has been widely tipped to become Nokia’s CEO as in recent years he has helped the network division Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) turn profitable with a drastic restructuring plan and by ditching unprofitable businesses and concentrating on its strengths. With Suri at Nokia’s helm, Microsoft will be hoping to rekindle similar growth path that will enable the US software major to maximise returns out of its Nokia purchase.

Nokia finalised the 5.4 billion euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its struggling mobile phone business to Microsoft earlier this year and from now on will be known as Microsoft Mobile which will comprise of products branded as Nokia, Lumia and so on.

With two bright Indians given the task of reshaping the way Microsoft and Nokia worked respectively, these are surely interesting times ahead for both the majors who are slowly and gradually expected to align their focus towards mobility, cloud etc.

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