Larry Paulson Tapped to Run Qualcomm
January 31, 2017
has appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm
India. Paulson’s appointment will be effective immediately and he will
report directly to Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of
Asia Pacific and India.
Paulson has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, R&D, customer
development, product marketing and technology creation. He joined the
Company in 2013 as vice president of product management for Qualcomm
Reference Design (QRD), a product of the semiconductor business, QCT.
Most recently, Paulson led the QCT Platforms organization and has
expanded the Qualcomm Reference Design platform from the low tier to all
MSM chipset tiers and into new categories, such as virtual reality.
Paulson and his team also established the Qualcomm Global Pass program,
which has been launched successfully in Latin America, North America,
Europe, India and South East Asia.
to Qualcomm, Paulson was the executive vice president and chief
marketing officer at BrightPoint. Before that, he held numerous
positions at Nokia during his 20+ year career, including global senior
vice president and general manager of Nokia’s worldwide CDMA device
business with full P&L responsibility for all product and technology
creation. He also oversaw Nokia’s ODM process with partners in China,
Taiwan and Korea with responsibility for strategy, R&D, customer
development and product marketing. Prior to that, Larry served as senior
vice president, North America Business Development and president of
Technophone (a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia).
“Larry has a long history in the wireless industry and experience in
building cellular phones and running large businesses, all of which will
be instrumental in his new role,” Cathey said. “He will provide
leadership and drive business growth for Qualcomm in the region, and
will oversee the sales and business organization in India with
responsibility for all QCT and QTL go-to-market activities.”