Nokia appoints new GM for South Africa

Mobile handset maker Nokia has announced the appointment of Shaun Durandt as general manager for Nokia South Africa.

His appointment began in June 2013, with a task to lead the Nokia business within the South African market.

Boasting more than a decade of industry experience, Durandt held senior management roles within MTN’s Retail and Operational structures prior to joining Blackberry, where he held various sales and strategic positions over the past five years, the most recent being head of distribution for Africa.

Nokia SA’s new lead will be based at the company’s South Africa headquarters in Johannesburg, reporting directly to the vice president of Nokia South East Africa.

Of his appointment at Nokia South Africa, Durandt said: “I consider my new role at Nokia as an enormous opportunity, with good timing being absolutely key. I look forward to being part of this chapter in the Nokia story and to contributing to the emotional affinity that customers throughout South Africa have for the Nokia brand.”

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