HMD Global Loses CEO Ahead Of Nokia Relaunch
In what looks to be a blow to HMD Global’s efforts to return the Nokia brand to it’s former glory, the Finnish company has lost its CEO Arto Nummela.
HMD say that Florian Seiche, who has acted as President since the company’s founding, has been appointed to the role of acting CEO, starting immediately.
Commenting on the changes, Sam Chin, Chairman of the Board, HMD Global Oy said that ”Arto Nummela has played a key role in the creation of the HMD Global operation, building the team and launching our first products. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Arto for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
HMD say the decision to part ways with Nummela was a “mutual agreement” but, predictably, gives little indication of what the reasons or circumstances behind his departure might be.
Following their acquisition to the rights to the Nokia brand last year, HMD Global unveiled the first new Nokia smartphones for the Australian channel in June.
The devices – the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – are due to hit the market later this month.