LONDON Andrew Gilbert has been appointed president of Qualcomm Europe based in London with responsibility for the leadership of the company's European business. He succeeds Pertti Johansson who has been appointed to a new position as president of Qualcomm Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Gilbert most recently served as vice president and general manager of Flarion Europe, where he guided Flarion Technologies' European business through technical and commercial validation with global operators such as T-Mobile and Vodafone, and ultimately to multiple commercial deployments of FLASH-OFDM with T-Mobile in Slovakia and Germany and with Digita in Finland.
Qualcomm announced that it had completed the acquisition of Flarion in January.
Gilbert has spent the last 25 years in sales, marketing and general management roles for telecommunications vendors in both Europe and the U.S. He spent several years at Motorola within the mobile radio division and a decade in the fixed line business. He also was involved with launching technologies, including Frame Relay, ATM and IP networking, into Europe for companies such as Racal, N.E.T., JTec and SOMA Networks.
Jeff Jacobs, president of global development, Qualcomm, said, “Andrew is a recognized leader in the industry and his strong relationships with European operators and other telecommunication leaders will support the continued growth of Qualcomm's business in Europe.”