While Microsoft may be saddened to see one of their own heading out the door soon, it looks like Symbian is dealing with their own corporate restructuring. It has just been revealed that Symbian CEO, Lee Williams, is on the way out, and it doesn’t look like he’s sticking around for a short while to make sure that someone takes his place, and that the transition is a smooth one. As the title suggests, Williams is just leaving.
The move is effective immediately, according to the Symbian PR that was released. According to the Symbian Foundation’s HR Director, Steve Warner, it looks like Williams has decided to step down from his post as Executive Director due to personal reasons. The letter from Warner, which you can read below, doesn’t go into any great detail as to why this is happening, but considering its “personal reasons,” we didn’t expect any details. But, the Foundation isn’t without a CEO, as they have appointed Tim Holbrow, the Symbian Foundation’s former CFO, as Executive Director with immediate effect. Check out the letter below. Interesting times for Symbian, that’s for sure.
[via Mobile Industry Review]