Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global

Arto Nummela is the Chief Executive Officer at HMD Global. Previously, he was Vice President at Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales group in Greater Asia, Middle East and Africa region. Arto joined Nokia in 1994 and had broad range of positions from product creation, portfolio and business management to sales and marketing, globally.

Arto has deep roots in Finland and was an intrinsic part of the original Nokia team starting from 1994.

An experienced and respected figure in the telecom industry, Arto has a proven track record of leading global businesses toward innovation, growth and commercial success. Arto has led teams in strategic global product planning, developing and launching new products in: Europe, the Americas, India, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China and Japan. This has given him a unique, global perspective, hands on experience and a genuine passion for connectivity.

Arto also served as a member of the board of directors for CommNexus, a California-based tech incubator for start-ups, from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015, Arto has been driving the Microsoft Devices business in Greater Asia, the Middle East and Africa, with global leadership of the Feature Phones business.

When Arto isn’t working he enjoys all kind of sports, commits to humanitarian efforts, and has a passion for culture and art.