Dean's Advisory Board - Member Profile

Stephen ElopStephen Elop

Group Executive, Technology, Innovation and Strategy, Telstra

Stephen was recently appointed to the new role of Group Executive Technology, Innovation and Strategy at Australian based telecommunications company Telstra Corp. 

Previously, Stephen was Chief Executive Officer of Nokia from September 2010 to September 2013, when it was announced that Microsoft was purchasing Nokia’s mobile and devices business, at which time he became Executive Vice President, Devices and Services pending deal completion. Upon closure of the deal with Microsoft, he became Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Devices Group and served in that role until July 2015.


Prior to Nokia, Stephen was President of the Microsoft Business Division, with responsibility for the Microsoft Office franchise and related products. He was previously Chief Operating Office of Juniper Networks, a senior executive at Adobe Systems and CEO at Macromedia.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Management and an honorary Doctorate of Science from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He is currently Distinguished Engineering Executive in Residence at McMaster University.