HMD Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Florian Seiche, is in Nigeria on a high-level visit as part of the CEO’s tour of the region meant to align the company’s outlook and strategy for the market.
The CEO is accompanied by a delegation which includes the Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa, Mr. Justin Maier and General Manager for West, East & Central Africa, Mr. Joseph Umunakwe.
HMD Global is the makers of Nokia phone range.
Commenting about the visit, Florian Seiche said: “Nigeria has been a strategic location for our West African business. We recognize the innovative nature of the market and are committed to meeting and satisfying our customers. Our innovative devices are a testament to our commitment in being a customer centric organization.”
Explaining further the essence of the visit, Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa, Justin Maier added: “The visit is a high reflection of the impact the Nigerian business has had on the company. We continue to listen to our customer’s and design products that suit their everyday needs with devices that they love, trust, and want to keep for longer.”
The visit coincides with the launch of four new gadgets by HMD, including the most eco-friendly Nokia smartphone. This latest release includes the Nokia X30 5G, Nokia G60 5G, Nokia C31, and Nokia T21 as well as all-new environmentally friendly accessories.
Dubbed the most environmentally friendly smartphone to date, the Nokia X30 5G is constructed of 65% recycled plastic and 100% recycled aluminium. Additionally, more environmentally friendly packaging and standard longevity promise to update the Nokia device line up across all price points.
Florian Seiche further commented stating that: “At HMD Global, home of Nokia phones, we want people to keep their phones for longer and this can be seen across three areas. We have introduced Circular, a truly circular subscription model that rewards people who extend the lifecycle of their phones.
“We build our devices with more recycled materials and continue to boost our longevity heritage with software and security updates. And we are working hard to live this approach as a company, with our business-wide sustainability pledges that shows our commitment to continue to work harder to protect tomorrow.”