HMD Global appoints Alain Lejeune as global leader of operations

The new global leader of operations, who brings over 25 years’ telecommunications experiences to HMD Global‘s leadership team, will be responsible for overseeing all operations, as well as maintaining supply chain management efforts.

Prior to taking on the position, Lejeune served as an advisor for OneWeb, focusing on the company’s operations strategy. Before this, he held senior roles at TCL Communication, joining as part of the company’s acquisition of Alcatel and leading the integration, as well as driving research, development and product creation, subsequently going on to serve as president of TCL’s Blackberry Mobile Division.

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“I’m delighted to take on this new challenge at HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones,” said Lejeune. “Having worked in the mobile industry for over two and a half decades, I’ve witnessed huge shifts in the ways companies operate on a global scale.

“The need to adapt and move quickly has never been more business-critical as companies adjust to a world post-Covid-19. Steadfast operations play a pivotal role in maintaining equilibrium for a nimble startup such as HMD Global, and I look forward to helping the business maintain momentum and navigate change now and in the future.

“Nokia phones have a loyal and fast-growing fan base, and I’m excited to help the company continue to deliver the high levels of quality and affordable mobile innovations people have come to know and love.”

Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global, commented: “Alain brings a wealth of experience with a deep understanding of the mobile industry. His blended and unique expertise, which spans operational excellence to fostering creativity in R&D, is one of the reasons we are confident he will make a tremendous impact on our journey.

“Alain will play a pivotal role as we transform our business and expand our products and services. His appointment will further bolster our leadership team.

“I look forward to seeing our business gather pace under Alain’s leadership.”

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Aaron Hurst

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