HMD’s current Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Pekka Rantala has decided to leave the company and continue his career elsewhere. He is taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in ePassi, a Finnish mobile payments company.
It is not unusual for employees to switch companies, but the ratio at which key employees are leaving HMD is concerning. HMD Global has neither published a press release detailing the depart of Pekka, nor have they informed about who will take up his role. CMO is an important role and this news should have come from HMD along with the successor to immediately take up the position.
Hopefully Florian Seiche, the CEO of HMD Global is taking a note seriously and preparing somebody to lead the marketing at HMD Global.