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July 2, 2013

Nokia sales chief Colin Giles leaves to join Huawei

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Huawei have made what many consider to be a great signing in taking Nokia’s former head of sales department to lead its global marketing division.
Colin Giles Former head of Nokia’s sales department, has become Huawei’s Executive Vice President of its Consumer Business Group division.

He will be in charge of Huawei’s consumer sales and marketing. Giles has 20 years of experience, and was lastly responsible for growing Nokia’s presence in the Asian market.

Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said:

“Colin has achieved phenomenal success in his previous roles in the industry and has a wealth of experience in mobile brand marketing, device sales, and open channel development. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team and believe he will be instrumental in further propelling the growth of Huawei’s global marketing efforts, and contribute to our goal to become a leading consumer brand in the world.”

Giles himself said:

“I am delighted to join Huawei at such an exciting time in the development of Huawei’s consumer brand, Over the last couple of years, the company has already made big strides in the global marketplace with the introduction of flagship products that quickly became the talk of the town, like the world’s slimmest smartphone Ascend P6 launched just weeks ago. I look forward to working closely with everyone in the Consumer Business Group to continue to ‘Make it Possible’ for smartphone users worldwide.”

Only time will tell if Giles is a good fit for the Chinese company and how his influence will have a positive effect on the company.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini