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Human Mobile Devices. That’s us.About us

Our quest

We make phones that last for years

Our aim is simple: we want to make phones that stick around. No, actually – we want to make phones that you want to stick around. Phones that are tough, fun, secure, fast, and affordable. All of the above. The whole package. The real deal.

We’re HMD, and we make phones. Among other things.

Our story

Once upon a time... a faraway land called Finland, we at HMD brought out our first Nokia branded devices: 5 feature phones in 2016 and 6 Android™ smartphones in 2017. We’ve kept the ball rolling in all areas of our device portfolio ever since: reborn classics, first-time smartphones, repairable smartphones, smartphones you can kick around, tablets, smartphones fit for enterprises, and more.

In 2023, we announced the next chapter of our story: HMD-branded phones are coming up. Watch this space.

HMD in numbers


started out

400 million

devices sold as of 2023


team members

200 countries

with active HMD presence

Market leaders

second largest for feature phones 2023

Our values

What we care about

Being human

Phones are about talking, sharing, capturing moments, and having fun – all the things that make us human.

Being honest

We’re honest with ourselves and with others. No hidden agendas, no sweeping things under the rug.

Looking forward

We think ahead in mobile tech. It’s about finding innovative ways that can improve our day.

Our team

The humans behind Human Mobile Devices

Leadership folks

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Jean-Francois Baril

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Anssi Rönnemaa

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Alain Lejeune

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Lars Silberbauer

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General Counsel

Jari Koljonen

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VP Product

KC Chang

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Emma McDonnell

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VP Europe, Americas and Enterprise

James Robinson

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VP, India & APAC

Ravi Kunwar

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Sanmeet Kochhar

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Interested in joining forces?

Mac and cheese. Rock and Roll. Holmes and Watson. Every great duo is bigger and better than the sum of its parts. Let us know if you’re a brand or if you represent a brand and want to make something new together. Get in touch, we’re all ears.

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