HMD Global was number two (2) in Kenya for total mobile phone shipments (smart and feature phone) as per Mobile Phone Tracker Q1, 2, & 3 2021 by International Data Corporation (IDC).

HMD Global, the Home of Nokia phone’s commitment is to make products that consumers will love, trust, and keep for long as they go about their daily needs.

From left, Gopher Ogembo – Senior Business Manager, East Africa, Mr. Justin Maier – Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa, Mr. Joseph Umunake – General Manager for West, East & Central Africa, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Florian Seiche and Mr. Michael Miano –  Chief Financial Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa for HMD Global pose for a photo during the HMD Global media briefing at Serena Hotel in Nairobi.

NAIROBI, Kenya: Today, the HMD Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Florian Seiche visits Kenya. The high-level visit is part of the CEO’s visit to the East Africa markets aligning the company’s outlook and strategy for the market.

During the visit, the CEO will 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.

Commenting about the visit, Seiche said, “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 smart phones and feature phones.”

Justin MaierVice President, Sub- Saharan Africa added “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.”

The visit comes as the company recently celebrated its 5th 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 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 easy instalment plans. The device can be sold with a pre-loaded soft lock solution. The company also invest heavily in cybersecurity R&D dedicated to software, security, and services.

The company recently unveiled the new Nokia T20 tablet which brings the classic Nokia phone quality to the big screen, with a range of versatile features and a long-lasting battery life that helps customers excel at work and relax when it’s time to play.

The Nokia T20 is packed with innovative and accessible features consumers would love, including 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.

Lead photo: From left, , Mr. Joseph Umunake – General Manager for West, East & Central Africa, Mr. Justin Maier – Vice President, Sub- Saharan Africa and Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Florian Seiche during the HMD Global media briefing at Serena Hotel in Nairobi.


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