Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Head of Nokia India Steps Down

P Balaji, the head of Nokia India, has stepped down from his post recently. Despite the resignation, he will continue to serve the Finnish company as an advisor until October this year.
The former head of Sony Ericsson’s operations in India, P Balaji held the position at Nokia India since July 2012. His decision came less than a month following Microsoft’s acquisition of Devices and Services division of Nokia.
Speculation is rife that Balaji’s resignation from head of Nokia India post is largely down to Microsoft’s decision of curtailing Nokia’s worldwide handset business, following the US-based company’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset division.
Denying any connection between Balaji’s quit and Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft, a spokesperson of Nokia India revealed, “After spending almost two years with Nokia and now in Microsoft Devices Group, P Balaji has decided to move on from the organisation for personal reasons.
P Balaji has an illustrated career spanning over two decades. He worked extensively in the telecommunication sector in India before joining Nokia to look after its India operations.
He played a crucial role in dissolving Nokia’s tax row and was a major influence behind the company’s successful launch of Lumia brand in India and responsible for establishing the X family of phones.
E-commerce in India is flourishing and it is not clear how companies like Nokia want to make the best out of it.

Related source:
The Hindu Business Line

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