Nokia names new Nokia Technologies president

24 Jul 2014

Ramzi Haidamus, incoming president of Nokia Technologies

Network-equipment maker Nokia has appointed Ramzi Haidamus as president of Nokia’s technologies business and member of the group leadership team, effective 3 September, 2014.

Haidamus will take over from Henry Tirri, who has served as acting head of the Nokia Technologies business since its formation on 1 May.

Tirri will step down from the leadership team on 3 September and will become an adviser to Rajeev Suri, president and CEO of Nokia, on technology issues.

Haidamus is a trained engineer who has spent most of his career with Dolby Laboratories, which he helped to grow from a US$72m private business into a nearly US$1bn public company.

During his 17 years with Dolby, Haidamus held various roles, most recently with chief operating officer-level responsibility.

Suri said Haidamus as the perfect blend of technology savvy, business leadership and innovation experience to head Nokia’s technologies business.

“With Ramzi at the head of the world-class Nokia Technologies team and our continuing investment in advanced research and development, we are well-positioned to drive the innovation and licensing business needed to move us closer to our goal of technology leadership in a world where everyone and everything is connected,” Suri added.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic