4/28/2003 - Symbian Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Marit DÝving to the post of Executive Vice President, Marketing. DÝving will take responsibility for defining Symbian's product marketing, roadmap and strategy to ensure that Symbian OS continues to meet the current and future needs of both Symbian OS licensees and Symbian's industry partners.
Marit DÝving joins Symbian from Consorte Group ASA, the Oslo-listed telecommunications networking solutions company where DÝving has been Group Chief Executive since May 2000. DÝving joined Consorte after two years with France Telecom's Danish mobile network operator, Mobilix AS (now Orange Denmark AS) where she was Executive Vice President of Marketing & Customer Relationships. Prior to this, DÝving held posts with several Norwegian IT and telecoms companies including Telenor where she held a number of Board-level posts, most latterly as Executive Vice President and Executive Management team member of Telenor ASA, taking responsibility for all aspects of Telenor's market communications activities. DÝving also gained five years' experience in senior management positions with Digital Equipment Corp, now HP.
DÝving will take up her post on 1 July, 2003, and will be relocating to London from Oslo. Marit DÝving is 46 years old and is married with a son.
David Levin, CEO of Symbian Ltd said, "I am delighted to welcome Marit as Symbian's EVP of Marketing. Marit's proven industry and professional expertise and experience make her a great recruit for Symbian. I look forward to working with Marit as Symbian continues to progress towards establishing Symbian OS as the global open industry standard operating system for advanced mobile phones."
Symbian is a software licensing company which develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage.
Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. Symbianís shareholders are Ericsson, Panasonic, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.
For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com
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