Innovative smart devices brand Starmobile announced the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jerry Manus last November 9, 2015. A former top executive of Apple and Nokia in the Indochina region, Manus brings international experience and expertise to the upstart Filipino company.
“To say that we are excited to have Mr. Manus join Starmobile is an understatement,” said Starmobile President Ulysses Lao. “With his proficiency, he will be able to lead Starmobile to a bigger and brighter future,” he added.
Manus’ most recent role in Apple was to pioneer and establish the official presence of iOS in Indochina, leading the company’s dominance in the market.
Prior to Apple, Manus was the Country Manager of Nokia Cambodia and Laos where he was instrumental in leading the company to sustain market leadership. Under his mentorship, the Finnish brand’s presence in the region was recognized by global management as a top performing market.
Before venturing abroad, Manus was a key executive of Nokia Philippines where he led Distribution and Retail Operations. The practices and procedures he introduced helped shape the industry to what it is today.
“I am more than thrilled to be part of a homegrown brand,” said Manus. “This will be a great opportunity for Starmobile to further prove that a Filipino company can stand toe-to-toe with the best of the world,” he said.
Apart from his experience in Telco, Manus was also part of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies such as Mead Johnson, Colgate Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, and Nestle Philippines.