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Juho Sarvikas Chief Product Officer Nokia and HMD announces his exit from the company after 15 years

As the Chief Product Officer, Juho was responsible for building relationships with carriers and ecosystem partners and expanding Nokia's product lineup.

Akarsh Verma | March 28, 2021 | Updated 11:07 IST

Highlights

  • Juho Sarvikas announced on social media that he will be leaving Nokia Mobile (HMD Global).
  • Juho Sarvikas is credited with reviving the renowned ‘Nokia’ brand.
  • In his 15 years stint with Nokia, Juho was responsible for the creation of many Nokia phones.

Juho Sarvikas played a big role in Nokia's smartphone lineup revival at the hands of HMD Global. The executive helped the company to establish its name again across global markets as Chief Product Officer.

The announcement came as a surprise and has led to speculations about the future of Nokia Mobile. The timing also seems off considering HMD Global has a launch event scheduled for April 8th which is less than two weeks from now.

The HMD Global's CPO has announced his exit from the company. For those unaware, he was associated with Nokia and HMD for 15 years and was appointed as the Vice President of HMD's North America Business in June 2020. He was responsible for and expanding Nokia's product lineup.

As the CPO of HMD Global, Juho took some great product decisions like bringing modern avatars of Nokia classics starting with Nokia 3310. While it was always difficult to shake the saturated smartphone market of today, Nokia Mobile started well. But supply chain issues and some product decisions in 2019 and 2020 harmed Nokia's market share drastically especially in terms of smartphone market share.

Mr. Sarvikas is yet to announce his next appointment as his Twitter bio and LinkedIn page still state his current positions at HMD Global. He is expected to leave the company at the end of April, so you could be seeing him at the April 8th launch event.

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