Qualcomm, one of the most popular processor manufacturers in the world, announced that they appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. The appointment is effective immediately. Paulson will be reporting directly to Jim Cathey, the senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific and India. Paulson joined the company back in 2013. Then he started as a vice president of product management for Qualcomm Reference Design. Even though he has been with this company only for a few years, the new vice president and president has over 20 years of experience in the field.
Paulson has gathered experience not only in product marketing and creation but also in strategy and R&D. He previous jobs include a number of positions at Nokia and vice president and chief marketing officer at BrightPoint. In his years at Nokia, Paulson held numerous positions. He started out by serving as senior vice president, North America Business Development and president of Technophone. After this, he was a global senior vice president and general manager of Nokia’s worldwide CDMA device business. This position implied full P&L responsibility for all product and technology creation. In his work, Paulson also oversaw Nokia’s ODM process with partners in China, Taiwan, and Korea. In this position, he was responsible for strategy, R&D, customer development and product marketing.
Given his 20+ years of experience, it’s safe to say that Qualcomm’s confidence in Paulson’s capabilities is well earned. Cathey’s opinion about Paulson reflects the company’s trust in the new vice president in India’s efficiency. “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.”