HTC splits EMEA team into three divisions as part of restructure

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Western Europe will be overseen by Phillip Blair, Andrey Kormiltsev as the head of Eastern Europe & Russia/CIS, and Nikitas Glykas as the head of Middle East & Africa

HTC has split its EMEA team into three separate divisions as part of a business realignment aimed at driving sales.

The Taiwanese manufacturer will create new divisions in Easter Europe and Russia, Middle East and Africa, and Western Europe with the heads of the new teams reporting into HTC president of global sales Chialin Chang.

HTC head of EMEA Phillip Blair will now oversee the Western European arm on an interim basis, while HTC recruits for this role, before transitioning into an unspecified role supporting HTC’s global executive. Reports last week had claimed Blair was leaving the manufacturer.

HTC VP for Russia Andrey Kormiltsev will become the head of Eastern Europe & Russia/CIS, and VP for MEA Nikitas Glykas will serve as the head of its Middle East & Africa division.

A spokesperson for HTC said: “As part of HTC’s current plan for growth, we are undertaking a strategic realignment of our operations across EMEA and are putting in place a new structure based upon the creation of three independent sub-regions, in line with our stated objective of increasing accountability across the organisation. We are confident that this will set us up for success.

“The head of each of these regions will be responsible for the P&L of their region and will report directly into Chialin Chang, HTC’s President of Global Sales.”

The reorganisation comes during a difficult year for the manufacturer, who announced £100 million losses for the three months ending September 30.

In August it announced plans to axe up to 2,500 jobs as part of a “business realignment”.

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