One of the most important links in the legendary Nokia Plc Dream Team of 1991, Anssi was a member of the Executive Board of Nokia Plc. for over ten years, 1998-2010. He is currently also Chairman at Amer Sports Plc. In 2007 Business week listed him among the 20 most significant people affecting the development of the Internet. He was also awarded the Mobile Entertainment Forums Personal Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Anssi Vanjoki was Executive Vice President of the new Markets unit. In this function, Anssi was responsible for sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics of all Nokia products and services. A highly respected brand and marketing authority, Anssi has been a visionary force in Nokia's efforts to address mobility markets. His work has focused on developing the Nokia brand and the convergence of mobility and the Internet. From 2004, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia, with overall responsibility for the Nokia Nseries multimedia computer device fleet and Nokia Services.
Anssi joined Nokia in 1991 and was named Vice President, Sales, Nokia Mobile Phones, before his promotion in 1994 to Senior Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones Europe and Africa. In 1998 he was made Executive Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones Europe and Africa. In addition, in 1999, he took responsibility for Nokia's Digital Convergence Unit and, in 2002, also headed up the Business Unit Management.
Anssi is the chairman of the board of Amer Sports Corporation and was a member of the Governing Committee of the European Foundation for Quality Management 2001 - 2003. Prior to joining Nokia, he held a variety of management positions at the 3M Corporation. He holds a master's degree in economics from The Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.