While troubles amass BlackBerry in other parts of the world, things are still going good for them in the Middle East. They are the third largest player in the UAE and second in KSA in the mobile phone space and have started to see BB10 based devices outsell the older BBOS-based phone. At the crucial stage where the company might go private within a matter of weeks, a new Managing Director takes over the reins of their Middle East operations. I got a chance to have a chat with Nick Horton about where BlackBerry stands right now and what’s coming up for them in the near future.
Nick Horton is the Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa for BlackBerry, where he is responsible for BlackBerry’s business across the region including corporate strategy, business development, marketing, and sales. Prior to this role, Nick held numerous roles within BlackBerry include Managing Director, Indochina; Vice President – SingTel Group; Senior Commercial Director, and Business Director.