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Nokia appoints Samsung executive as head of Technologies

A photo illustration of a man silhouetted against a Nokia logo in the central Bosnian town of Zenica Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team Helsinki 3 July 2017 Jul 03, 2017, 09.59 AM (IST)

Nokia has appointed senior Samsung executive Gregory Lee as head of its Technologies unit and member of the group leadership team, the telecoms network equipment maker said.

"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," the Finnish company added.

Lee is joining Nokia after a 13-year career at Samsung Electronics, where he most recently served as president and CEO, Samsung Electronics, North America.

In this capacity, Lee led all of Samsung's businesses for North America, managing a portfolio of products including mobile phones and consumer electronics, as well as those in new market segments such as digital health, virtual reality devices and digital content.



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