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Nokia’s Global CEO Florian Seiche Visits Kenya

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HMD Global (Nokia) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Florian Seiche has visited Kenya. The high-level visit is part of the CEO’s visit to the East African markets aligning the company’s outlook and strategy for the market.

During the visit, the CEO was be accompanied by a delegation which includes the Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa, Mr Justin Maier, General Manager for West, East & Central Africa, Mr Joseph Umunakwe and Chief Financial Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Michael Miano.

“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 smartphones and feature phones,” Florian Seiche said.

The visit comes as the company recently celebrated its fifth 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 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,” said Justin Maier, Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa.

“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 installment plans. The device can be sold with a pre-loaded soft-lock solution. The company also invests heavily in cybersecurity R&D dedicated to software, security, and services.

The company recently unveiled the new Nokia T20 tablet, with a range of features and a long-lasting battery life.

The Nokia T20 is packed with features such as 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.

Read: Nokia, Safaricom Connect to Expand Internet Access for Schools

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FRANCIS MULI
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Editor and writer, Francis Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He holds a BSc in Communication and Journalism from Moi University and has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service. Email:[email protected]
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