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Nokia Philippines announces its new General Manager

Nokia recently announced the appointment of South African Dharmesh Goshalia, or “Gosh” to his colleagues, as General Manager of its Philippine office.  He will also handle the position of Head of Sales at the company.

width="200"Under his management, Nokia Philippines is looking at maintaining its market leadership in the country while continuing to innovate and keep pace with the needs of the market. He brings with him his formidable experience in business development, management and marketing across retail distribution and operator business from diverse markets. e heading the multimedia business unit for North and West Africa.

Prior to his assignment to Nokia Philippines, Gosh was General Manager of Nokia Greece and Cyprus.  Coming onboard Nokia in 2006, Gosh has significantly contributed to the success in markets such as Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries while heading the multimedia business unit for North and West Africa.

Having success with emerging markets before, Gosh is excited to lead Nokia in 2012, as the company delivers aspirational products that offer choice for consumers, with differentiation on quality and value for money.

“œI’m excited to be at the center of all these amazing developments and look forward to further strengthening Nokia’s relationship with Filipino consumers and steer the company to achieve further success here,” says Gosh.

To date, Nokia continues to change the game in the smartphone business as it gears up to build a winning ecosystem with Microsoft.  The Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 900 ““ all Windows Phone devices, have had good reception in the select markets that they’ve been introduced to.  Not to be left behind are the Symbian Belle devices like the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 and the uniquely designed Nokia N9.

In mobile phones, Nokia continues its drive to connect the next billion people to the Internet, introducing last year great devices and rich services to fulfill this commitment.  Among these devices are four Dual SIM handsets ““ the Nokia 101, Nokia X1-01, Nokia C2-00 and Nokia C2-03 and the more recent Asha range of QWERTY mobile phones, the Nokia Asha 303 and Nokia Asha 200 (also a Dual SIM phone), which blur the line between smartphones and feature phones.

With a very busy year ahead, Gosh is all geared up to face the challenges of his new position.  Gosh has been in the telecom industry for over 16 years ““ six of which has been spent with Nokia.  During those years, he has achieved building and reinforcing teams regardless of race and culture with his strong management skills and affinity for business cultures.  His experiences across Europe, Middle East and Africa have now led him to Asia, where he will easily adapt into diversity and cultural differences.

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  • urth_key

    I wonder when they will sell their Lumia phones here…

    • i think they will be launching it this feb here in the philippines

  • Dharmesh Goshalia

    Hi … we will be launching officially in country in April 🙂 …am sure you will love this product as much as i do 🙂 …

    • whoops… so it’s april. still a long wait but we’ll definitely look forward to it. thanks for the update Gosh!

      • Yep, they said Q2 2012, and April definitely falls on Q2. Looking forward to it too!
        Btw, have you verified if it is really Mr. Gosh? I’m kinda skeptical, lol. 😀

        • hehe… couldn’t say din. 😛 maybe it’s him or maybe it’s not.

          nice to meet you at the Nokia Thanksgiving.

          • Hmm.. Maybe it’s him nga. 😀 Will write a post on this. Credits goes to PTB! 🙂

    • Griswold

      what’s taking it so long? is it because the Philippine market is not yet ready for Mango? we’re already seeing the lumia 800 in the gray market.

  • Nick

    Windows Phone is actually nice. Then again, cellshops here in the country promote Android.

    • dogz

      its not nice..its even better than adroid:D

  • allan

    hope that nokia will not leave symbian soon i want to have a good camera phone like the n8. if ever you could talk to the manager about killing the symbian phone early thanks!

  • myk

    Why Nokia not enter Google OS..? It is hard to make any Android phone in Nokia.? I know why Nokia are now a big losses to other Phone maker cuz ANDROID PHONE are best seller at the market today.. So, make Nokia android phone now.. Before it too late.. Think wisely sir..

  • myk

    You must make NOKIA ANDROID PHONE sir.. I love NOKIA PHONE cuz durable and a long lasting phone that i ever had before.. Plz make NOKIA ANDROID phone now.. THANKS…