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Ex-Sony Ericsson CEO and ex-Verizon CTO join BlackBerry's board

Posted: , by Ray S.

Ex-Sony Ericsson CEO and ex-Verizon CTO join BlackBerry's board
BlackBerry today announced two new board directors - former Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg and former Verizon Communications CTO Richard "Dick" Lynch. It is said that the new figures will not perform any executive functions within the company, but will try to contribute to BlackBerry's success with their "talent and industry knowledge".

BlackBerry Board Chair Barbara Stymiest had this to say regarding the new appointments:

We are very pleased to add the talent and industry knowledge of these two respected executives to our Board. We are looking forward to their contributions as we continue to drive for long-term shareholder value and seek opportunities to leverage the extraordinary BlackBerry 10 platform launched last week.

Hit the source if you'd like to learn more about these talented folks.

Bert Nordberg
Richard Lynch

Bert Nordberg

Richard Lynch


source: BlackBerry via TheVerge

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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:45 1

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Verizon? No thanks...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:13 2

5. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


You talk about being unbiased and now you are biased towards a person just because he worked for Verizon in the past?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:36

10. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


To be fair to the original poster, although I find it tough considering it's "wendygarett", Verizon corporate is a pretty consistent and notorious douche breeding ground these days.

Just saying.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:49 4

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Analysts: BB to announce the new 'Xperizon' phones series.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:54 2

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 477; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Hopefully, he will not do what he did with Ericsson, when he sold the company to Sony.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:59

11. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Uhm, Sony did not buy Ericsson.. Only the other 50% of the Sony Ericsson partnership.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 08:55 4

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


keep em coming black berry :)

knowledge is power..

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 09:33 1

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They must miss their black berry phones

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 11:01 1

7. oister85 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Dear bert nordberg your the reason that sony is behind in the smartphone world.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:34 2

8. smallworld (Posts: 435; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Sony is not behind anymore. They were before Blackberry, Nokia, HTC and LG in 2012.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:54 1

9. ohiwastedmylife (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


d**k looks like he knows A LOT about technology... back in the 70's. It is nice to be C level and just delegate everything to smarter people. Blackberry is so dead. They can spend all the money they want to hire more high level people but when it comes down to producing a good product design with good software, look to people that actually understand it.

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