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Nokia CEO's Shell Career

Mobile phone giant Nokia's CEO Jorma Ollila is to be nominated for a post of chairman of Royal Dutch Shell

Mobile phone giant Nokia?s CEO Jorma Ollila is to be nominated for a post of chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, when he steps down from his current post next year.

Mr. Ollila has worked with Nokia for 20 years, and has led the company since 1993.

Shell said on Thursday that Ollila would succeed Aad Jacobs as its non-executive chairman on 1 June 2006, the same day he leaves Nokia.

Ollila described the chance to join the Anglo-Dutch company as a "wonderful opportunity".

Shell's deputy chairman Lord Kerr of Kinlochard said: "We were looking world-wide for a chairman with international standing, a global outlook and proven success in managing a complex organisation. In Jorma Ollila we found all these qualities and more."