Qualcomm today announced that it has appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. He will report directly to Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific and India. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, R&D, customer development, product marketing and technology creation.
He joined Qualcomm in 2013 as vice president of product management for Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) and 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.
Prior 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.
On the new appointment, Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific and India, said:
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.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.