Sony Ericsson North America Chief Resigns

Mobile phone maker said Najmi Jarwala, head of its operations in the U.S. and North America, will leave the company at the end of March.

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson Monday said the head of its operations in the U.S. and North America will leave the company at the end of March.

The joint venture between Sony Corp. and LM Ericsson AB said Najmi Jarwala wanted to "pursue other career opportunities."

It said Vice President Anders Runevad will head the region until a successor has been appointed.

Sony Ericsson President Dick Komiyama said he was sad to see Jarwala leave.

"Under Najmi's leadership we have redefined our North American strategy, built operational excellence and strengthened our total presence considerably in this very important market," he said in a statement.

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