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Nokia phone maker HMD Global appoints acting CEO Florian Seiche on a permanent basis

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John Burns
Oct 30, 2017 08:05
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HMD Global, the business vehicle set up to create and market Nokia-branded mobile devices, has appointed a new permanent CEO three months after Arto Nummela vacated the role.

Nummela previously headed up Microsoft’s mobile devices business in Greater Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after the company bought out Nokia’s mobile phone business.

But with Microsoft effectively exiting the mobile hardware market, Nummela was brought in to breathe new life into Nokia’s mobile brand via HMD Global.

Nummela’s departure back in July was sudden, but the Finnish company didn’t look too far to fill his shoes, appointing former HMD Global president Florian Seiche acting CEO for the past few months.

And now Seiche will step up into the position on a permanent basis.

“Florian has been co-leading HMD Global as president since the start of the company,” said HMD Global board chair Sam Chin.

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