Stephen Elop leaving Microsoft...again

Stephen Elop leaving Microsoft...again
Back in September 2010, Stephen Elop left Microsoft for the CEO position at Nokia. Elop replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in the Chief Executive's office. After Microsoft decided to buy Nokia Devices and Services just three years later, the door opened for Elop to rejoin the crew out in Redmond. In April 2014, the Microsoft deal closed and Stephen Elop came full circle.

But Elop's second tour at Redmond is over. Microsoft announced this morning that it is making changes to its Senior Leadership Team which means that the executive vice president of Microsoft's Devices Group is once again departing. Elop, Kirill Tatarinov and Eric Rudder are leaving because of the shakeup, and Chief Insights Officer Mark Penn is leaving to start a private equity fund.

Terry Myerson, currently Executive VP, will head a new Windows Devices Group focused on the Windows PC experience. Elop and the other executives will leave following a transition period. The former Nokia CEO was beaten out for the same position at Microsoft by Satya Nadella, although there is no reason to expect that this had anything to do with his upcoming departure from the company.

source: BusinessInsider



1. gaming64 unregistered

Horay! The stupid CEO is gone. Hooray!

16. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Heh, guess the "Burning Platform" is burning you now. You killed our beloved Nokia. So long Elop. I wish you die every second... You are the most nasty person in this world

18. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Hello there. He isn't leaving, but got fired as it seems.

20. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Yea that Pos is fired. He is the most hated CEO.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No dude, fear the future, because Elop wasn't fired, he has just been sent out on another mission. Not so secret agent Elop is likely out to find another fish to fry for MS.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u mean: most trending ceo

44. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Microsoft wants to use Elop as the fall guy to make it look like Microsoft is the good guy in the public's eye again. Never forget that Elop was under the thumbs of Microsoft in the first place. Besides Microsoft already paid Elop millions when Nokia was sold to Microsoft. Not to mention he headed up the Mobile division at Microsoft when he came back.

23. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You just cant wish death on anyone man

26. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

A trojan ill-hearted, cold blooded person does like him.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure you can. Anyone beheading people on video for religion, for instance. Child rapists. Mass murderers. Painful, slow death to all of them. Now, Eflop - I wish he could wind up broke and desperate like all the people he put out of work with his incompetence, rather than richly rewarded like it turned out.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Elop didnt kill Nokia. Nokia was already dying. Symbian was progressing to slow and they didnt adopt anything to to take on Android. What they should have did was use Android as it was a very nice upgrade from Symbian. They're own stupidity ran them into the ground.

35. waddup121 unregistered

It's been a long time...too see you again oh wait nvm this CEO, see ya.

2. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Finally a good news I am waiting for!!

3. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


4. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012


6. Kakewaheguru

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Haha..yes we know..but lets hope apple doesnt hire him.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I doubt Apple would ever hire a s**tty CEO who ruined one of the best mobile phone companies just cause he didnt wanna go the android way.

21. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Agree +1.

5. Kakewaheguru

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

I wonder which company would hire this 'Trojan Horse'. I seriously doubt that any company would hire him for the outcome he gave to Nokia as a CEO.

7. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Well said.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

meh Nokia hired him, no one forced them to hire him. In fact before Elop, did you know 2 other people turned down Nokia's CEO position because they felt it was a dead end endeavor...

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Dude, Nokia's board had 1 BILLION reasons to hire Elop. Its well known the position was bought for him.

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

kewl story, then the board is tarded blame nokia. They could have done what they wanted, in fact they had 2 other CEO's lined up, they both passed up on the offer. Imagine that.

47. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Kewl story! More like the corrupt board wanted that money so they went the WP route. And where has it gotten them? Oh yeah… GONE.

53. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nope Nokia is still there. And not going with WP where would they be? Only a time machine could tell that. One thing was sure. You don't shop for a new CEO and have TWO CEO candidates turn the offer down if the ship is the best. Also they could have sold before Elop and gotten even more money. So your corruption idea holds zero value.

56. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Except the board didn't want either of those CEO's dude. They were already wooed by Microsh!t. You keep thinking that EFlop and Microsh!t had Nokia's best interest if you want. And I've also go a bridge in Brooklyn and a tower in France to sell you.

8. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Useless Salesman who downgraded Nokia just to Help is Struggling Microsoft Team,Febuary 11th will always haunt Mr Elop after announcing "SYMBIAN IS DEAD",Meego N9 just showed how bad Mr Elop was at Nokia by Refusing the N9 to be Sold Globally after being so scared of the N9 becoming more popular than Windows,Windows as never been right for Nokia,Hope they come back with Android soon

9. RangoX

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Traitor! For the Watch!

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

But (SPOILER!!!) that would mean Elop is Jon Snow...? He kind of is like Jon Snow in a way: he made a decision ostensibly for the survival of his company (bringing the Free Folk south of the Wall vs. bringing Nokia to MS) while paying little heed to those who protested (the Night's Watch hating Jon for it vs. Nokia fanboys hating Elop for it.)

51. gaming64 unregistered

Am I the only one who doesn't watch Games of Thrones here?

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