Nokia’s VP of IMEA, Shivakumar, quits Nokia after 8 years

D Shivakumar, who was in charge of Nokia India and more recently was Nokia’s VP for emerging markets, has announced that he will be leaving the company after an eight year stint.

Shivakumar shifted to a global role with Nokia in December 2011, when Nokia launched its first Windows Phone based devices in India. Prior to that he was heading Nokia’s India operations, the second biggest market for the Finnish handset giant after China.

He told ET that he would be returning to India after the June quarter and confirmed that he will not have anything to do with the telecom industry or FMCG industry once he is back in India.

Under his charge it was believed that Nokia was late to the dual-SIM party, but yet today Nokia’s Asha line of dual-SIM devices are considered to be bestsellers.