Nokia just announced that it appointed Gregory Lee, from today the former President and CEO of Samsung Electronics for North America, as the new President of Nokia Technologies and a member in the group Leadership Team. In September last year, the former President of Nokia Technology Ramzi Haidamus left the Company, and since then Brad Rodrigues took the role as a temporary President.
Gregory Lee spent 13 years at Samsung. From 2004 to 2009 he was the Global Chief Marketing Officer, from 2010 to 2013 the CEO of Samsung’s Southeast Asia division; in 2013 and 2014 he lead the Mobile division of Samsung in North America, and since 2015 he has been the President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America.
“We have chosen the right leader to take Nokia Technologies forward at a time of renewed excitement about the Nokia brand around the world,” said Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia. “Gregory’s passion for innovation and operational excellence, along with his proven ability to build and lead global consumer technology businesses, make him well suited to advance Nokia’s efforts in virtual reality, digital health and beyond.”
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead Nokia Technologies,” said Lee. “The Nokia Technologies team has produced innovative products and solutions in dynamic, high growth segments of the consumer technology market, and I am honored to be in a position to help build on this success in the future.”
Lee will join Nokia starting today, 30th June, and will be based in California, where the Nokia Technologies office is stationed.