TomTom Appoints Group Chief Technology Officer


AMSTERDAM, Jul 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — TomTom today announces the appointment of Charles Davies as Group Chief Technology Officer.

Charles will join the company from Nokia, where he was VP, Technology Adviser and then interim Head of Technology and Architecture in Nokia Devices R&D. Prior to the Nokia acquisition, Charles was Symbian’s CTO for six years. He joined Symbian from Psion where he held a number of group board roles including Software Director, Development Director, Managing Director, and CTO.

Commenting on the appointment, TomTom’s CEO Harold Goddijn said “I am delighted that Charles will join TomTom as Group CTO. He brings with him more than twenty years of experience and has been instrumental in shaping the technological landscape as we know it. His pioneering view and insight into innovative technological solutions will enable us to speed up both the pace of bringing new solutions to market as well as to define our long term strategic positioning”.

Charles, who is a British national, holds a first class degree in Physics and a PhD in Plasma Physics from Imperial College London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

As Group CTO, Charles will be responsible for the technology strategy across all of the development communities within TomTom.

He will be a member of TomTom’s Executive Board.

About TomTom N.V.

TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2) is the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands it has over 3000 employees worldwide. More than 40 million people daily use its solutions, be it in the form of dedicated portable navigation devices (PNDs), in-dash car systems or tracking and tracing solutions for fleet management. In addition, hundreds of millions of people use TomTom’s digital maps on the internet or mobile phone.

In 2009, TomTom reported EUR1.5 billion in revenues and a EUR340 million net cash flow from operating activities. More information about TomTom can be found on