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:

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

source: BlackBerry via TheVerge



1. wendygarett unregistered

Verizon? No thanks...

5. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

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

11. jsdechavez

Posts: 816; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

keep em coming black berry :) knowledge is power..

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They must miss their black berry phones

7. oister85 unregistered

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

8. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

9. ohiwastedmylife

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 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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