Motorola plans r&d-led mobile fightback

Motorola is preparing to fight back against its bleeding market share, bringing in a new company leader with a proven background in research and development, Dr. Sanjay Jha, who has been appointed co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business, effective immediately.

Jha will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Motorola’s mobile devices business and will report directly to the Board.

Greg Brown will also serve as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Motorola and has been named Chief Executive Officer of Motorola’s Broadband Mobility Solutions business.

Brown and Jha will share responsibility for Motorola as it moves towards separating into two independent, publicly-traded companies.

On behalf of the Motorola Board of Directors, David Dorman, chairman of the Board, said, “I believe this is the right structure with the right leaders to provide the necessary management focus and agility to position both businesses for long term success.”

Jha, age 45, most recently served as chief operating officer of Qualcomm, where he led in research and development.

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