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James
Rutherfoord

Vice President Asia Pacific, HMD Global

An accomplished leader, James has held senior management roles at Microsoft, Nokia, Altech and MTN. He has extensive experience in all markets, a genuine love for the business and a history of successfully managing leading companies under challenging circumstances.

Before relocating to the Asia Pacific, James was the General Manager of Mobile Devices Business for Microsoft in the Middle East and North Africa from 2014 to 2016. He joined Nokia in 2010 as Vice President of West and Central Africa and led Nokia North Africa, Levant and Near East during Microsoft’s 2014 acquisition of the company.

When James isn’t working, he enjoys his new home of Singapore and loves sport and to travel across the region to get to know the culture and great food.