Florian Seiche quits HTC for Nokia

Florian Seiche quits HTC for Nokia

HTC EMEA president Florian Seiche is leaving HTC to join Nokia as head of European sales.

He will report to Victor Saeijs at Nokia, who previously held the role of head of European sales and is now senior VP of Nokia Europe.

Seiche's role at HTC will be taken on by Phil Blair who has been promoted to head of EMEA.

Seiche is the latest in a string of high profile departure from the troubled manufacturer. Last month HTC regional director of UK and Ireland Phil Roberson, UK head of sales Mike Coombes and head of marketing James Atkins, all left. Blair was previously HTC EMEA vice-president of product and operations for EMEA. He will take over both Roberson and Seiche's roles at the company.

In a statement HTC said: 'Phil has been with the company since it launched in EMEA in 2005 and has worked closely with Florian Seiche as co-founder during that time to grow the business to where it is today.

'Replacing Florian, who has made the decision to leave the company, Phil will be responsible for leading HTC's strategic growth across EMEA, in addition to heading up the UK arm of the business.

'Phil's depth of experience in the smartphone market, intrinsic understanding of mobile products and long-standing relationships with key industry partners put him in a strong position to create new opportunities for the business, taking HTC into its next phase of growth. We would like to thank Florian for his commitment to the company and to wish him well in his future endeavours.' 

Written by Mobile Today
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