Rajeev Suri is an Indian-origin Singaporean business executive, who has been the CEO of Inmarsat, since March 1, 2021. Inmarsat is the world leader in global mobile satellite communications. Rajiv is the former CEO of Nokia and has also served as the the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks from 2009 and held various positions within Nokia since 1995.
In his career, Rajiv has worked in different spheres comprising strategy and M&A, product marketing, sales, major account leadership, regional and business unit leadership and has lived in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Before joining Nokia in 1995, he worked for MNCs (multinational corporations) in India and Nigeria. In october 2009, when Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks had been merged, Rajeev Suri became the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) replacing Simon Beresford-Wylie. Under his leadership at NSN, the company purchased Motorola's mobile network equipment business in July 2010, which helped the company trim annual operating expenses by $1.35 billion by the end of 2013.
In April 2014, Suri was appointed as the CEO of Nokia. This came after Nokia had bought back full control of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and sold Nokia's phone division to Microsoft Mobile. After Stephen Elop, he was the second non-Finnish CEO of Nokia .
In a span of six years, in March 2020, it was announced that Suri would step down as CEO of Nokia. Replacing Suri, Pekka Lundmark became the CEO of Nokia in August 2020.
On 24 February 2021, Rajeev Suri was appointed as the CEO of Inmarsat, replacing Rupert Pearce.
Born on 10 October 1967 in New Delhi, India, Rajeev Suri was raised in Kuwait. Rajeev is a Singaporean citizen and has a bachelor's of engineering (electronics and communications) from Manipal Institute of Technology, then affiliated to Mangalore University. He is married to Nina Alag Suri, a businesswoman, and the founder and CEO of Singaporean startup X0pa.ai. The couple is blessed with two sons.