Brenden Folitarik has been appointed as the new Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Folitarik will lead the growth strategy for the business across the entire portfolio of Nokia smartphones, feature phones, tablets and audio, as well as HMD Global consumer and enterprise services across the region.
"It's truly an exciting time to be a part of HMD Global and I am motivated by the opportunity that lies ahead as we continue in our mission to connect the world without costing the earth," Folitarik says.
An innovative and ambitious leader, Folitarik's 18 years of experience working in the telecommunications market has seen him achieve record results at Vodafone, Samsung and Alcatel, and most recently as Carrier Sales Manager for HMD Global across Australia and New Zealand.
"I am thrilled to see Brenden taking the reins of HMD Global's Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands region, a key growth area for the business," says James Robinson, General Manager of North and West Europe, HMD Global.
"I know that Brenden brings with him the experiences the region needs right now as we launch our most sustainable offering.
"Brenden's outstanding track record in rapidly scaling large digital solution sales and customer success teams will be invaluable as we double down on the support we offer our customers.
"Brenden has almost two decades of experience in telecommunications, combined with a history of leading high-performance teams, and developing technology-savvy talent is a great asset to HMD Global and the region."
Brenden Foltarik was promoted in October following James Robinson's move to General Manager of North and West Europe for HMD Global.