These have been a turbulent 12 months for Nokia, and the shakeup continues. Today the Finnish firm announced that Michael Halbherr is stepping down as the CEO of HERE, Nokia’s mapping division. He will be replaced by Cliff Fox, current Senior Vice President of HEREs Core Map Group, from the beginning of September.
A search is currently underway for a permanent replacement, but there are no names yet being thrown about. In a statement, Halbherr said:
It has been a pleasure and honor to work with remarkable and smart people during my time at Nokia and HERE. I am proud that we have been able to create a leading location cloud company widely recognized across industries, by customers and by opinion leaders. Now the time is right for me to focus once again on entrepreneurial activities. I wish the team the best of success for the future.
HERE has proved very successful for Nokia, successful competing with the likes of Google Maps. Microsoft makes use of Nokia mapping technology in its products. There has been speculation that Nokia might consider selling its mapping division, but these rumors have thus far amounted to nothing.Further reading: HERE, Microsoft, Nokia