The CEO of HMD Global has resigned, with Arto Nummela leaving the Finnish company with immediate effect. The resignation comes at a busy time for HMD, which owns the rights to Nokia phones.
Earlier this year HMD announced the return of Nokia as a global phone maker, with a portfolio of three Android smartphones alongside a revived Nokia 3310. HMD is currently in the middle of launching those devices internationally, with sales starting in a number of European countries and the United States.
A major announcement from is also due imminently. While HMD’s first handsets offered relatively modest specs, the company is thought to be on the verge of unveiling a flagship Android smartphone.
Florian Seiche, HMD president, will replace Nummela, taking on the role of acting CEO.
HMD has refused to be drawn on the reason behind Nummela’s departure. A statement released to phoneArena.com declared:
“This is a personal matter for Arto and the Board. The business has got off to a fantastic start and we are pleased with the progress of our new start up.”