Sunil Dutt, Managing Director of Research in Motion India Pvt. Ltd, makers of BlackBerry phones resigned from this position over the weekend. Dutt resigned after 14 months of his association with the brand. Dutt was instrumental in setting up the distribution networks of Finnish mobile maker Nokia as well as South Korean electronics company Samsung in India. Dutt was sales director at Nokia from 2002 to 2007 before he moved to Samsung as country head until 2009. Before joining BlackBerry in December 2011, he worked as president, personal systems group, at Hewlett-Packard India Sales Pvt. Ltd.
Sunil Dutt puts in his papers, further plans not revealed.
Rick Costanzo, executive vice-president for global sales, will lead the team in India until a new appointmet is made.
BlackBerry’s smartphone market share in India fell from around 15% in 2011 to less than 8% in 2012, Convergence Catalyst estimates.