HMD Business About

Aspiring to connect the world, powered by commitment & passion


Our story

When HMD was established in 2016, we stepped into the smartphone business with a drive that would kick things off rapidly. In just 11 months, our first 11 phones were released to customers around the world. Featuring 5 feature phones and 6 Android™ smartphones, it was a range that offered choice and reliability to every user segment.

We established 50 offices around the world in our first 12 months, quickly securing our foothold in the global market. Jump to 2020 and we’re still going strong, securing 230 million USD in funding from some of our top global strategic partners.

At HMD we have a simple idea at the core of our operations: that mobile technology can enhance the everyday lives of everyone around the world.

Our wide selection of phones are a step toward to realizing that vision, but we go even further: our phones are made to get better for years to come, with a design that remains timeless and updates that improve security and performance. We ensure that these principles are inherent in each and every one of our phones.

This is what sets us apart in the mobile phones market – whichever phone is right for you, it will be a phone you can trust.

Ever since our first 11 phones in 2017, we have continued to expand every area of our phones portfolio, including dependable feature phones, reborn classics, first-time smartphones and smartphones fit for enterprises.


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Meet our team

At HMD, our teams are united in our passion for the Nokia brand and the principles for which it is known. Equipped with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, we are committed to our mission of making mobile technology accessible to all.

Leadership team

Jean-Francois Baril, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Jean-Francois Baril

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Anssi Rönnemaa, CFO

Anssi Rönnemaa

Chief Financial Officer
Alain Lejeune, COO

Alain Lejeune

Chief Operation Officer
Lars Silberbauer, CMO

Lars Silberbauer

Chief Marketing Officer
KC Chang, VP Smart Devices

KC Chang

Vice President Smart Devices
Won Chang, VP Entry Devices

Won Chang

Vice President Entry Devices
Raun Forsyth, VP Design

Raun Forsyth

Vice President Design
Janne Lehtosalo, Vice President, Services

Janne Lehtosalo

Vice President, Services
Cristian Capelli, Vice President, North America

Cristian Capelli

Vice President, North America
Cristina Hoyos, Vice President, Latin America

Cristina Hoyos

Vice President, Latin America
Justin Maier, Vice President, Sub Sahara Africa

Justin Maier

Vice President, Sub Sahara Africa
Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President, MENA & India

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar

Vice President, MENA & India
Ravi Kunwar image

Ravi Kunwar

Vice President, APAC & GCR
James Robinson, Vice President, Europe, ANZ and Smart Product

James Robinson

Vice President, Europe, ANZ and Smart Product
Jari Koljonen, General Counsel

Jari Koljonen

General Counsel


Jean-Francois Baril, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Jean-Francois Baril

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Ivan Yeh, Board Director

Ivan Yeh

Board Director
Denis Tse, Board director

Denis Tse

Board Director

Our portfolio

Feature phones

Did you know that HMD Global is the largest 4G feature phone vendor globally? In fact, not only are we the largest 4G feature phone vendor in the world, we are also recognised as one of the leading feature phone brands by volume and value. That’s something we take great pride in. Our Nokia feature phones are continuing to reinvent the market through our reimagined originals range: Nokia 3310, Nokia 8110, Nokia 105, Nokia 5310 and Nokia 6310. The phones we all grew up with, with updated features people love.

Services: simplifying the management of mobile connection

In 2020, HMD entered a new service category with the launch of its HMD Connect global data roaming service. It offers hassle-free, secure, and affordable roaming for consumers across the world. In the same year, the HMD Connect Pro global data roaming service for enterprise was launched, offering easier fleet management and increased security with centralised SIM management.

In 2021, we introduced HMD Mobile, our first mobile connectivity service in the UK, and HMD Enable Pro, an EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solution for IoT and Enterprise use providing a simple one-stop-shop for reliable mobile connectivity.


Our smartphone range are streamlined into three distinct lines which all deliver the quality experience that consumers have come to expect from Nokia phones. Products that are built to last inside and out thanks to industry-leading security, superior durability, and the promise to provide the latest software, so you can keep your phone for longer.

Audio Accessory Portfolio bringing quality you can trust

We’ve recently revamped our Nokia lifestyle audio accessories portfolio bringing fans reliable sound on the go. Streamlined into four new, distinct lines – Go, Micro, Comfort and Clarity – each range brings maximum value with unique propositions. Much like our smartphones, the excellence in Nokia accessories is a result of industry-leading quality testing. One stop shop for all your enterprise needs.