Sony Ericsson names new mobile leader

Bert Nordberg, Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has announced a change in leadership of its mobile arm.

Bert Nordberg, who currently serves as an executive vice president at Ericsson and head of Ericsson Silicon Valley, will become a co-president at Sony Ericsson from the beginning of September. In addition, from 15th October, he will also be in charge of the company's mobile communications business.

Current president Hideki (Dick) Komiyama will retire at the end of the year, following the handover.

"The Sony Ericsson transformation programme I began over a year ago is more than half way completed, and I am pleased with what we have achieved so far," Komiyama said, in a statement.

"I believe it is the right time for me to begin transferring the leadership of the company to a person who is able to complete the transformation programme and lead Sony Ericsson through its next phase of development."

In the same press statement, Nordberg added: "I am very pleased to be joining Sony Ericsson. With the growing importance of open source platforms, applications and content in the mobile handset industry, I believe the experiences I have gained in Silicon Valley will be very relevant to Sony Ericsson's business going forward."

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