Nokia has appointed Esa Niinimäki as Chief Legal Officer and member of the Group Leadership Team, effective January 25, 2023.
Esa has worked at Nokia for more than 15 years where he has held multiple positions, most recently Interim Chief Legal Officer. Prior to this role he was Vice President, Deputy Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary where he defined strong governance practices for Nokia.
Esa also served as General Counsel of Nokia’s global services business group, Head of Corporate Legal of NSN and Senior Legal Counsel, Legal and IP, for the IMEA region. Before joining Nokia Esa worked as Group Legal Counsel for Metsä Group and as an associate lawyer at White & Case LLP.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Esa Niinimäki as Chief Legal Officer. He is a deeply experienced leader who has been an influential contributor to Nokia’s strategy. He has earned the trust and respect of the Group Leadership Team and Board of Directors. Esa has a strong vision for Nokia’s legal function and will ensure it continues to be a strategic partner to the business,” said Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nokia.
“Nokia has a strong ethics culture with compliance as a key value, uniting the efforts of the business and legal teams. I am honored to lead this best-in-class legal and compliance function and be member of the Group Leadership Team as the company continues its strategic transformation,” commented Esa Niinimäki.
Esa continues to be based in Finland and report to Nokia’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Pekka Lundmark.