TomTom today announces the appointment of Charles Davies as Group Chief
Charles will join the company from Nokia, where he was VP, Technology Adviser
and then interim Head of Technology and Architecture in Nokia Devices R&D. Prior
to the Nokia acquisition, Charles was Symbian’s CTO for six years. He joined
Symbian from Psion where he held a number of group board roles including
Software Director, Development Director, Managing Director, and CTO.
Commenting on the appointment, TomTom`s CEO Harold Goddijn said “I am delighted
that Charles will join TomTom as Group CTO. He brings with him more than twenty
years of experience and has been instrumental in shaping the technological
landscape as we know it. His pioneering view and insight into innovative
technological solutions will enable us to speed up both the pace of bringing new
solutions to market as well as to define our long term strategic positioning”.
Charles, who is a British national, holds a first class degree in Physics and a
PhD in Plasma Physics from Imperial College London, and is a Fellow of the Royal
Academy of Engineering.
As Group CTO, Charles will be responsible for the technology strategy across all
of the development communities within TomTom.
He will be a member of TomTom`s Executive Board.
About TomTom N.V.
TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2) is the world`s leading provider of location and
navigation solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands it has over 3000
employees worldwide. More than 40 million people daily use its solutions, be it
in the form of dedicated portable navigation devices (PNDs), in-dash car systems
or tracking and tracing solutions for fleet management. In addition, hundreds of
millions of people use TomTom`s digital maps on the internet or mobile phone.
In 2009, TomTom reported €1.5 billion in revenues and a €340 million net cash
flow from operating activities. More information about TomTom can be found on
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