Research Director, European Consumer Wireless and Mobile Communications, IDC EMEA
Francisco Jeronimo is research director for European mobile devices at IDC. Based in London, he leads the research that covers mobile handset trends across Europe. His research examines the trends on operating systems, smartphones, feature phones, market dynamics, and in-depth analysis of the strategies and performance of the key industry players. Jeronimo is also responsible for the IDC European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker service.
Jeronimo has worked in the telecoms industry for 14 years, in countries such as Japan, Finland, and Portugal. Before joining IDC, he was responsible for the mobile devices business of LG in Portugal, in particular developing the open market channel and business with Vodafone. In Portugal, he worked with all the mobile operators and managed the distribution channel of the biggest mobile phone wholesaler. He launched a mobile software development company and did project management and consultancy in mobility for several companies in a number of industries. Before that, in 1998, he started working for the Nokia R&D Center in Japan and then in Finland.
Jeronimo is a regular commentator on trends in mobile telecommunications in leading industry and business publications, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Economist, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, the BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and CNET.
He has a master's in management from Oporto University in Portugal and is a postgraduate in sales management from Lisbon University with a major in telecoms. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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