5/30/2013 11:31:34 AM
Conor Pierce - western Europe general manager, Nokia
Like BlackBerry, Nokia is benefiting from an evangelical leader. The one-time king of phones has said that advocacy is critical for it to bring back the glory days, and the company arguably has no greater cheerleader that UK head Conor Pierce. The Irishman has now been backed with devices worth shouting about, with its current generation of Lumia devices deemed the best Windows Phone handsets out there.
But great handsets would mean nothing without strong execution and Pierce has also impressed on this front. One trade source said: ‘Conor is a very driven, very inspirational figure who is really starting to get Nokia back to where it should be in both the b2b and retail channels.’