Lebanese Ramzi Haidamus appointed President at Nokia Technologies Worldwide

If you’ve ever been to San Francisco’s Silicon Valley then you’ve probably met many successful Lebanese men and women who are not only holding key positions in big renown tech companies but are also behind life changing innovations impacting humanity.

One such inspiring success story is that of Ramzi Haidamus, who has just recently been appointed President at Nokia Technologies.

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With a rich academic background joining both Harvard and Stanford, Ramzi played a big role as Dolby’s Executive Vice President in the Marketing and Business Development field as well as the Consumer Licensing Division which generated more than 75% of Dolby’s revenues.

Haidamus also played a pivotal role in the adoption of Dolby technology in worldwide standards such as the famous DVD and Bluray. In fact, his contribution to the worldwide launch of the DVD format, won Dolby a joint Emmy Award in 1999 for scientific and technological advancement.

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If you’re a fan of the Oscars, then you would be happy to know that he was also behind the deal which turned the Kodak Theatre, hosting the yearly awaited Oscars event, into what is now called the Dolby Theatre, a first class surround sound live entertainment venue.

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With such an amazing track record, one would think this man would have a difficult ego centric personality but meeting with him in one of Beirut’s hotels a few days before Nokia’s big announcement, we were truly inspired by his calm character, his modest approach and his love to his family and homeland.

 ramzi haidamus dolby nokia president

 ramzi haidamus dolby nokia president

 ramzi haidamus dolby nokia president

 ramzi haidamus dolby nokia president

lebanese ramzi haidamus appointed president at nokia technologies

In times where daily disappointments destroy the dreams and aspirations of our Lebanese youth, this story comes as a boost of pride and hope as well as a living proof that if given a chance, our determination mixed with our innate innovative and creative genes can truly impact the world.

What are the innovations that Ramzi Haidamus will bring to Nokia Technologies? I guess time will tell and this Lebanese blog is eagerly waiting to report it.

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7 comments on “Lebanese Ramzi Haidamus appointed President at Nokia Technologies Worldwide

  1. nina et atef merhy July 30, 2014 9:11 am

    felicitations a toi et a la famille nous sommes fiers de vous

    nina et atef merhy

  2. General Camille Ata July 30, 2014 9:18 pm

    Proud of you . Remembering my close friend , the hero Georges who lost his life defending his country.

  3. tony tannoury July 31, 2014 4:19 am

    Ramzi,
    very proud. keep up the good work. hope to meet one day.
    tony tannoury

  4. Ramzi Nasnas July 31, 2014 5:07 pm

    Ramzi as well as all Lebanese working abroad that are successful are driven with a no nonsense approach. That was apparent when I worked at Dolby a few years back and Ramzi would be driving executive meetings that I reported into.

    If only the Lebanese people and their reflective politicians in Lebanon stop thinking of themselves as a group of sectarian heards as opposed to being citizens of the country with equal rights and duties we would have more success in Lebanon rather than in the Lebanese diaspora.

    Good luck to Ramzi. His success is well earned.

  5. Elias August 3, 2014 2:16 pm

    Getting such a position is a big pride for Ramzi and subsquently to all of us Lebanese, deepest congratulations

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