Stephen Elop is the chief executive officer of Nokia Corporation. He was appointed CEO of Nokia Corp. in September 2010. Elop was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. In his spare time, he is an avid recreational pilot. He is married to Nancy Elop, with whom he has five children, four girls and a boy, including triplets.
From 1981, Elop studied computer engineering and management at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, graduating second in his class with a bachelor's degree in 1986. Stephen helped lay 22 kilometers of Ethernet cable around campus to create one of the first Internet networks in Canada
Management positions Soma Inc., Canada. Director consultant services group Lotus Development Corporation, 1992—1994. Senior vice president systems, Chief Information Officer Boston Chicken Inc., 1994—1998.
Chief Information Officer Macromedia Inc., 1998—1999, general manager e-business division, 1999—2001, executive vice president worldwide field operations, 2001—2004, chief operating officer, 2004—2005, president, Chief Executive Officer, 2005. President worldwide field operations Adobe Systems Inc., 2005—2006. Chief operating officer Juniper Networks, Inc., Sunnyvale, California, 2007—2008.
President business division Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, 2008—2010. President, Chief Executive Officer Nokia Corporation, Espoo, Finland, since 2010.