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Sanmeet Singh Kochhar

Vice President, MENA & India

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar is the Vice President for HMD Global, the Home for Nokia Phones. In this role, Sanmeet is responsible for driving Strategy, Operations and Business for HMD Global and for re-establishing Nokia as a strong consumer brand in India & MENA by scripting the next chapter of Nokia phones.

An industry veteran, Sanmeet has spent over 12 years working with Nokia, Microsoft & HMD Global and has held various senior leadership positions in business, sales, marketing and operations. In his former roles, he has spearheaded business as General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices, Egypt; Head of Sales Operations, Asia Pacific, Microsoft Mobile Devices; Head of Channel Development, India, Middle East & Africa, Nokia.

Sanmeet is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon.

A truly global professional with an overall experience exceeding 20 years, Sanmeet has worked in different countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Nokia, Sanmeet held various strategic & operational roles with Colgate-Palmolive and Dabur India Ltd.

Sanmeet has pioneered innovative business frameworks like developing the Nokia Partner, Channel & Distribution Framework and building the Visibility Index for Nokia (ViNo), an innovative way to digitally measure retail visibility in the Independent Retail Channel across the world.

An avid traveller, Sanmeet enjoys spending time with his wife, Ramnik, and his daughter, Jasrita. In his free time, he catches up on his reading, the latest movies, listens to music and watches sport.