HMD Global appoints Florian Seiche as CEO

HMD Global Oy’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Florian Seiche as the Chief Executive Officer.

Florian has also been elected to join the HMD Global Board, effective immediately.

The Board also gave additional responsibility to Pekka Rantala. In addition to his current role as Chief Marketing Officer, Pekka has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President.

Commenting on the appointments, Sam Chin, Chairman of the Board, HMD Global Oy said, “Florian has been co-leading HMD Global as President since the start of the company. He is the best choice to be the CEO as he has been instrumental in leading our global operations and taking our first products to over 80 markets in the last few months. We are now entering an exciting growth phase and are delighted to have Florian to lead the team.”

“I am excited to announce Pekka as the Executive Vice President for HMD Global. Pekka has been leading the rejuvenation of the Nokia brand in mobile phones. Now, while continuing on that mission, he will in addition actively support Florian and chart out the next phase of growth for HMD Global,” added Chin.


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