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The first Nokia smartphone with Android has recently arrived in the market, and it just started to appear that HMD Global (The Finnish firm that holds the licenses to use Nokia's brand on mobile phones) has decided to change the boss. The CEO of the company stepped down from the post by agreement with the employer, says the official press release.

Arto Nummela, chief executive officer of HMD Global, quit his post and Florian Seiche, who is a president of the company since the start of the company now handed over an additional role of acting CEO starting immediately.

Florian Seiche, President and CEO of Global HMD

Florian Seiche, President and CEO of HMD Global

Commenting on the changes, Sam Chin, Chairman of the Board, HMD Global Oy said: "Arto Nummela has played a key role in the creation of the HMD Global operation, building the team and launching our first products. On behalf of the whole Board, I thank Arto for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors."

This major reshuffle in the management of the company behind Nokia smartphones comes just before the launch of their first Android flagship device Nokia 8.