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Damian Dinning abandons Nokia to join Jaguar Land Rover

Nokia’s Imaging Experience program manager, Damian Dinning, confirmed his desire to leave the Finnish phone manufacturer to join Jaguar Land Rover. While it is undisputedly a great boost to Dinning’s career, it would be a great loss for Nokia to lose another executive amidst all the difficulties in keeping the entire company intact and driving it to become profitable again.

Having been able to work for Nokia for duration of 9 years, Dinning said leaving the company was one of his most difficult decisions to make. But since the company is headquartered in Finland and he is from the UK, he was left no choice but to tender his resignation because relocating his family in out of question. Sources said Nokia UK required him to move to Finland where his expertise was needed.

“My family and I are based in the UK at a stage in our lives where relocation is unfortunately not an option. I have therefore made the tremendously difficult decision after nearly 9 years with Nokia to leave the company. I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet,” Dinning said in a statement.

Two of Dinning’s interests were photography and cars. He was able to enjoy his stay with Nokia because his job was mainly to supervise new sensor technologies that would be used for the Finnish company’s new devices. Since 2004, he never failed to deliver what was expected of him. Among the biggest achievements Dinning had seen in his tenure were the Full Focus technology in 2010 and the PureView technology that made the company the first ever manufacturer to sport 41-megapixel sensor.

Pursuing his other passion, Jaguar Land Rover will put Dinning on a new field of Connected Cars, although there are no further information about his appointment at the new company. Apparently, he did make a good decision to finding a new company that wanted him the most. Analysts believe Nokia is on the brink of a fall down and in a few years’ time, the company itself might be dissolved.


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