New Nokia blow as CTO Green steps aside

Richard Green is unlikely to return after taking a leave of absence, attributing his exit to disagreements over the troubled company's shifts, according to reports.
Written by Rupert Goodwins, Contributor

Nokia's CTO, Richard Green, has taken indefinite leave from the company for personal reasons, Reuters has reported. No date has been given for his return.

Green, who joined Nokia in May last year, is thought to have disagreed with the company's recent strategic decision to abandon the MeeGo operating system in favour of Windows Phone 7, according to two anonymous sources quoted in Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The same sources were reported as saying that the leave of absence would continue to at least the end of the year, and Green was not expected to return.

Nokia said that Henry Tirri, head of Nokia's Research Centre, will take over Green's duties as CTO.

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