Nokia has announced the appointment of Ramzi Haidamus, a technology-licensing expert, as president of Nokia’s technologies business and member of the Group Leadership team, with effect from September 3, 2014.
A trained engineer, Haidamus has spent most of his career with Dolby Laboratories. During his 17 years with Dolby, he held a variety of roles, most recently with chief operating officer-level responsibility.
According to Nokia, he has led innovation efforts, including those related to Dolby’s technological roadmaps and standards development for DVD and BluRay.
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He has experience in nurturing new technologies in an incubator-like environment and in growing new businesses, including as president of Via Licensing Corporation, a Dolby subsidiary.
“Ramzi has the perfect blend of technology savvy, business leadership and innovation experience to head our cutting-edge technologies business,” said Rajeev Suri, president and chief executive officer of Nokia.
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Born in Lebanon, Haidamus moved at the age of 17 to the US, where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering at the University of the Pacific.
“I am honored to take on this exciting role at Nokia,” said Haidamus, incoming president of Nokia Technologies.
Henry Tirri, who has served as acting head of Nokia Technologies business since its formation on May 1, 2014, will continue in this role until Haidamus joins on September 3, 2014.
From that date, Tirri will step down from the Group Leadership Team and will become an advisor to Suri on technology issues.