Top Nokia Smartphone Exec Quits

The head of Nokia's mobile division, Anssi Vanjoki, has announced that he will be quitting the Finnish mobile phone giant to look for "new opportunities".

The news comes days after Nokia replaced its CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with former Microsoft senior executive Stephen Elop.

Vanjoki, who is the Executive Vice President at Nokia's Mobile Solutions Unit, was in-charge of reviving Nokia's smartphone line and ensuring its continued development

Making the announcement, Vanjoki said that he will be quitting after seeing out his six-month notice.

He said in a statement to The Telegraph: “At the same time, I am one hundred per cent committed to doing my best for Nokia until my very last working day. I am also really looking forward to this year's Nokia World and sharing news about exciting new devices and solutions.”

Vanjoki's announcement comes one day before Nokia prepares to begin the Nokia World expo in London, in which the company is expected to unveil a range of new smartphones.