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With a career that spans more than two decades of leadership for top-tier corporates at the cutting-edge of technology, my specialist expertise lays in international business development, Board-level advisory, and global partnership and alliance building, with a particular focus on the Middle East, Africa and US markets.
★ International Business Development
During the course of my career I have sourced and secured major partnerships and affiliations that have driven mobile technology market entry and monopoly across EMEA, with a specialist focus on emerging technologies in developing markets. Highly skilled in the solution selling of complex messages to a C-level audience, I bring together diverse stakeholders to win, maintain and grow business that positions companies as genuine industry leaders.
★ Board and C-level Strategic Advisor | Intelligence & Insights Subject Matter Expert
Partnering with Board and C-level stakeholders, I produce the short-and-long-term business and technology strategies that have led products and platforms to industry dominance. Drawing on a broad and deep understanding of the technology landscape – specialising in mobile – my methods and analyses have a long and successful history of transforming complex solutions into profitable strategies.
★ Builder of top-performing Business Development, Product Marketing and Strategic Intelligence teams
I have recruited, mentored and coached multi-cultural and cross-functional teams into industry-leading performers that add true value to the business. With a ‘lead by example’ management style, I create energy, passion and motivation, enhance accountability and encourage genuine collaboration.
Enjoying a long and successful career with Nokia in a variety of leadership roles across Business Development, Insights & Analysis, and Product Management between 1998 and 2012, I was a driving force behind many of the products, partnerships and alliances that led to the company’s ground-breaking successes across the globe.
★ Heading the launch of three major NFC device roll-outs in the Middle East
★ Leading the entry of mobile TV and digital broadcast for handsets in five major African markets
★ Owned delivery of Nokia 6300 series product platform marketing process from design to launch, on an infrastructure and operating system not yet in existence, and which remained the bedrock of a portfolio of products for more than five years, delive