Brad Rodrigues, head of strategy and business development in Nokia Technologies, has been acting president of Nokia Technologies since August last year when Ramzi Haidamus stepped down.
Nokia Corp. NOK, -0.16% said Friday that former Samsung Electronics Ltd. (005930.SE) executive Gregory Lee will head its Nokia Technologies division, the unit responsible for the company’s recent drive into medical products as well as its intellectual property portfolio and branding for mobile devices.
Mr. Lee joins Nokia with immediate effect after a 13-year stint with Samsung Electronics where he was most recently chief executive of its North American unit.
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He will be based in California.
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Nokia on June 30 announced the appointment of Gregory Lee
The FINANCIAL — Nokia on June 30 announced the appointment of Gregory Lee, a proven consumer technology and innovation leader, as President of Nokia Technologies and as member of the Group Leadership team, with immediate effect.
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead Nokia Technologies,” said Lee.
“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.
Lee joins Nokia after a 13-year career at Samsung Electronics, where he most recently served as President and CEO, Samsung Electronics, North America, with a focus on driving fast growth, profitability and operational excellence.
Prior to his time at Samsung, Lee led product development, sales and strategic initiatives for global consumer brands including Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble.
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