HMD Global appoints former OneWeb advisor as Global Leader of Operations

Today, HMD Global announced the appointment of Alain Lejeune in the new Global Operations Leadership role for the company with the new corporate title “Chief Operation Officer”. Entering the company, Alain brings with him over 25 years of work experience in the telecommunications, mobile phone, and consultancy industry. At HMD Global, he will be in charge of supervising all the operations and will lead the engineering and logistics department for the company. He will directly report to Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global.

Announcing the same, Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global, said,

“I am delighted to announce that Alain Lejeune is joining our team as Global Leader of Operations. Alain brings a wealth of experience with a deep understanding of the mobile industry. His blended and unique expertise, which spans operational excellence to fostering creativity in R&D, is one of the reasons we are confident he will make a tremendous impact on our journey. Alain will play a pivotal role as we transform our business and expand our products and services. His appointment will further bolster our leadership team. I look forward to seeing our business gather pace under Alain’s leadership.”

In response, Alain Lejeune, Chief Operation Officer, HMD Global, said,

“I’m delighted to take on this new challenge at HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. Having worked in the mobile industry for over two and a half decades, I’ve witnessed huge shifts in the ways companies operate on a global scale. The need to adapt and move quickly has never been more business-critical as companies adjust to a world post-COVID-19. Steadfast operations play a pivotal role in maintaining equilibrium for a nimble startup such as HMD Global, and I look forward to helping the business maintain momentum and navigate change now and in the future. Nokia phones have a loyal and fast-growing fan base, and I’m excited to help the company continue to deliver the high levels of quality and affordable mobile innovations people have come to know and love.”

Before Senior Advisor at OneWeb, Alain has held several managerial positions in the TCL Communication and had joined as part of the company’s acquisition of Alcatel’s mobile phone division. He was also responsible for managing the acquisition of global licensing rights from BlackBerry Limited by TCL and was the President of the BlackBerry’s mobile phone division created within TCL.

Interesting fact, the Alcatel brand is also owned by Nokia and TCL’s license is set to expire in 2024.