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Saturday, September 11, 2010

From Head of Microsoft Office to become a boss at Nokia

Stephen Elop is the man leading the Business section of Microsoft for the last 2.5 years , which among others is responsible for publishing the famous office suite Microsoft Office. Elop said that he is leaving the company in order to act as chief executive at Nokia.

In a letter distributed to staff of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer Elop was thanked for his contributions to Microsoft and wished him good luck. On his part, Elop expressed his enthusiasm for the challenge that lies ahead and appeared confident that Nokia will remain at the top.

However, the work of Elop will be anything but easy. Nokia has fallen far behind on smartphones and hopes to steal some of the glory of the iPhone and Android devices with the upcoming N8.

Elop is the second top executive leaving Microsoft last quarter. Just last May, Robbie Bach, head of the department of entertainment and devices withdrew from the company.

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