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Nokia CEO speeds up Alcatel integration

His deadline of 90 days for product portfolio decisions avoids mistakes of past mergers that dragged on

Mr Suri describes his philosophy as valuing pragmatism over perfection.


AFTER gaining control of French network equipment rival Alcatel-Lucent SA in January, Rajeev Suri put his team at Nokia Oyj on a tight schedule: in just 90 days, they had to hash out which products to keep and what to jettison.

While Nokia's 48-year-old chief executive...

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