Florian Seiche, the HMD Global CEO is set visit Kenya today. The high-level tour is part of the CEO’s visit to the East Africa markets aligning the company’s outlook and strategy for the market.
During the visit, the CEO will be accompanied by a delegation which includes the VP for sub- Saharan Africa, Justin Maier; the GM for West, East and Central Africa, Joseph Umunakwe; and CFO for sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Miano.
Commenting about the visit, the CEO, Florian Seiche, said: “Kenya has always been and continues to be a strategic location for our East African business. We recognize the innovative nature of the market and are committed to meeting and satisfying the needs of our customers. In addition, in Kenya, I am extremely proud to note that we are a leading provider for smart phones and feature phones.”
(TOP: From left – Gopher Ogembo, the Senior Business Manager, East Africa; Justin Maier, VP, sub- Saharan Africa; Joseph Umunake, GM for West, East and Central Africa; Global CEO Florian Seiche; Michael Miano, CFO, sub-Saharan Africa for HMD Global pose for a photo during the HMD Global media briefing in Nairobi).
HMD Global was number two (2) in Kenya for total mobile phone shipments (smart and feature phone) as per Mobile Phone Tracker for the first quarter, second quarter, and third quarter of 2021 according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Justin Maier, the VP for sub- Saharan Africa, added: “The visit is a high reflection of the impact the Kenyan business has had on the company. We continue to listen to our customer’s needs and design products that suit their everyday needs that they love, trust and want to keep for longer.”
The visit comes as the company recently celebrated its 5 year anniversary globally. The East African market has seen the introduction of the C-Series, X-series, G-series range of phones and the tablet category which have revolutionized the mobile industry in the region.
The entry of the company in the country has brought good tidings for mobile phone customers in the region. HMD Global has ensured production of phone products that consumers love which is versatile for all occasions; Trust in their daily needs as they experience award winning quality phones and keep for long, where consumers can be able to work, learn and play for longer.
To make HMD phones more accessible, the company now finances the Nokia device purchases. HMD Global has partners who offer a financing program that allows one to purchase devices in easy instalment plans. The device can be sold with a pre-loaded soft lock solution. The company also invest heavily in cybersecurity R&D dedicated to software, security, and services.
The company recently unveiled the new Nokia T20 tablet which brings the classic Nokia phone quality to the big screen, with a range of versatile features and a long-lasting battery life that helps customers excel at work and relax when it’s time to play.
The Nokia T20 is packed with innovative and accessible features consumers would love, including a crystal clear 2K screen plus three years of monthly security updates and two years of free operating system (OS) upgrades and an Android Recommended device (AER) that meet Google’s strict enterprise requirements, marking an entry into the world of tablets.
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy (HMD) is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones and an expanding portfolio of innovative service offerings. With an ongoing commitment to security, durability, reliability, and quality across its range, HMD is the vendor of Nokia-branded phones and tablets.