Anssi Vanjoki, former Nokia VP and GM of Mobile Devices, and CEO-Candidate, recently gave an interview with Finnish paper Kauppalehti and was quoted as stating “My hair stands on end as I follow Nokia“, in regard to their massive losses in the company’s recent few quarter earnings.
As you might remember, Anssi quit Nokia a couple months ago, following the Finnish Giants appointment of Stephen Elop as the new CEO. The general rumor was that it was because Vanjoki was shocked to be passed over for the new role, and didnt agree with some of the new decisions by the new CEO. He was also seen by many Nokia-fans as the main driving force behind the company, often making very bold statements in regard to Nokia’s future. His non-competition clause ends September 2011.
He also says in the interview that ‘No company can have its golden age last forever‘. Definitely worth checking out, over on Kauppalehti.fi [in Finnish].