Colin Giles, Nokia’s executive vice president of sales and a member of the Nokia Leadership Team is stepping down after 20 years with the company. Under Giles leadership, the number of mobile phones sold by Nokia has decreased by 24 percent over the past year. Nokia is not planning on replacing Giles, instead saying it sees the departure as “reducing a layer of sales management.” As part of the restructure, all regional senior VPs will now report to Niklas Savander, executive VP of markets.
Nokia said that the VP will stay with the company until June 30th, 2012 to help aid a smooth transition. Giles joined the company back in 1992 and last February was made one of 14 members of the Nokia Leadership Team, an elite group at the upper…
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