Former Nokia SVP joins Huawei's Consumer Business Group

Colin Giles, a former senior vice president of sales at Nokia, is now executive vice president of Huawei's Consumer Business Group.

Colin Giles, Executive Vice President of Huawei's Consumer Business Group.
Colin Giles, Executive Vice President of Huawei's Consumer Business Group. Huawei

Colin Giles, Nokia's former senior vice president of sales, has a new gig.

The executive, who left Nokia in April 2012 to spend more time with his family, has been appointed executive vice president of Huawei's Consumer Business Group. In his new position, Giles will head up the Chinese firm's global marketing, retail, and open channel development.

One of Giles' first tasks will be to promote the company's Ascend P6 smartphone. Huawei argues that the handset, which launched just a few weeks ago, is the slimmest in the world, making it an appealing option to international customers. It'll be Giles' job to prove it.

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