Following Nokia‘s strategy shift announcement, the Finnish mobile phone giant has just announced that it has appointed former Microsoft executive Chris Weber as President of Nokia Inc. (United States), and head of Markets, North America.
That means Mark Louison, a long-time Nokia employee who was appointed that role back in March 2007, is out to “pursue new career opportunities”.
Weber comes to Nokia from his own consulting business, but he’s mostly known for his career at, yup, Microsoft. Weber was with the Redmond-based software juggernaut for 16 years – he held several senior executive positions in sales, marketing and professional services.
Among his key roles were Corporate VP leading Microsoft’s US Enterprise and Partner Group as well as heading the US EPG National Sales Excellence and Industry Organization.
He pledges to “work relentlessly on winning the trust of our customers and the hearts of consumers”. Exactly what Nokia has famously long been struggling with in the US.