(Ex)CEO of #Samsung North America is the new leader of #Nokia Technologies

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.

Source: Nokia

  • Viccky maurya

    New Trojan horse??

    • If HMD announces they will use Tizen as OS or Nokia Health that it will use Tizen as smartwatch OS, it could be true 🙂

      • LOL I don’t think this might happen soon. 😜 They won’t let it happen now😁

        • Viccky maurya

          Yes… Sailfish has more potential than Tizen.

        • Viccky maurya

          Waiting for the day when Nokia purchases Sailfish OS…

          • I hope we see a Nokia Sailfish OS concept by end of this month. 🙂 I have requested Concept Creator to make it. I hope he makes it. 🙂 It will be a budget phone.

      • Viccky maurya

        One thing i am very sure that Hmd is not going to use Tizen, they will stick to android and might use sailfish in later future…. Dont know about Nokia health….

        • Why would they develop for Tizen even in their wildest dreams. No market share. Only Samsung has the resources to make Tizen devices. 😛

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