Finnish mobile giant Nokia has lost its Imaging Chief because he will not relocate to Finland.
“I have known for some time that I would be leaving Nokia. I’ve spent many many months with this in mind, working with incredibly talented and highly motivated people across various teams building towards the next steps Nokia will take in imaging,” Damian Dinning told PreviewClub.
The personal decision about leaving the company was made public on Friday, November 23, and was motivated by “great reluctance” to relocate to Finland where Nokia’s key players are moving next year, said the company.
“Damian has made many innovative and valuable contributions to Nokia, most recently as a lead program manager in our Smart Devices business. We thank him for his service to the company and certainly wish him the best,” said Nokia in a public statement.
Dinning played a major role in the launch of the Nokia N8, the 808 PureView, and the Lumia 920. He has contributed to the company’s progress significantly since 2004.
He will now join Jaguar Land Rover, where he will be working with future innovations at Connected Car. Dinning said he is interested to explore the new industry that he has been interested in for a long time.
“My experience in telecoms and smartphones provides me with a great opportunity to make a difference in a company whose own development is inspiring at a time of great change,” said Dinning.