Elop: Nokia's headquarters will stay in Finland

Phone giant Nokia will not move its headquarters away from Finland, its chief executive Stephen Elop has said.Nokia entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on 11 Feb that saw the phone giant transition away from its Symbian and MeeGo mobile operating system to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.

Phone giant Nokia will not move its headquarters away from Finland, its chief executive Stephen Elop has said.

Nokia entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft on 11 Feb that saw the phone giant transition away from its Symbian and MeeGo mobile operating system to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.

"As long as I am the CEO the headquarters is in Espoo [Finland]," Elop told Finnish broadcaster YLE. "That's our home, our sense of belonging."

In 2011 Nokia embarked on swingeing job cuts and considered moving its manufacturing facilities out of Finland, sparking fears that the headquarters could be relocated as well.

Elop, a Canadian and former president of Microsoft's business division, took the reigns at Nokia in September 2010, replacing its Finnish chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.