Hall of Fame 2018 Jon French


Jon French, VP Western Europe, HMD

Jon French,VP Western Europe HMD

Read Jon French's Power 50 profile for 2018

4 June 2018

Jon started his comms career at Nokia in 1997 and after a spell in Miami, he joined Samsung as General Manager for sales. In six short years, Jon helped to grow the manufacturer to be the largest in the UK.

Jon moved to the then young, HTC and then progressed through a number of roles including Director for UK and Ireland, Vice President for Sales and Operations EMEA and Vice President for Middle East and Africa, operating out of Dubai. Following HTC, he worked in Los Angeles for Beats by Dre before returning to Dubai to become VP Sales Middle East for Nokia. Before assuming his current role, Jon spent the previous 12 months as General Manager of Microsoft Mobile Asia Pacific.

When Jon isn’t busy working, he can be found with his wife and two children in Worcester UK. He enjoys spending time with his family and being beaten at tennis by his ten-year-old son

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