HMD Global, the official license holder to produce and market Nokia phones has been doing great this year with the wide releases of smartphones that have been accepted by the users with open arms.
Now, it seems that their journey has been as smooth as we perceived as Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global has officially resigned and is leaving the company with immediate effect.
Till now, no reason has been given for the sudden change in management. Florian Seiche, HMD Global’s Founder and President has been appointed as acting CEO for the time being until they find someone else.
According to the company, the resignation is due to “mutual agreement” which quite simply is not a satisfying answer for us. In a press release, Sam Chin, Chairman of the Board, HMD Global said;
“Arto Nummela has played a key role in the creation of the HMD Global operation, building the team and launching our first products. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Arto for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
The company has launched three smartphones this year; Nokia 3, 5 and 6 and plans to unveil the new Nokia 8 later this month. In this time when the company is building back the Nokia brands, the departure of Arto Nummela does raise many questions.