Motorola has promoted business development manager, Kurt Bonnici to head of Australia and New Zealand, responsible for leading the company’s growth in the region. In particular, he will work with retail and carrier partners to drive expansion and further Motorola’s commitment to 5G innovation.

Bonnici joined Motorola in 2017 as account director, responsible for driving new opportunities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands before he took on the expanded role of business development manager in 2019.

Having held senior roles at Nokia and Microsoft before his time with Motorola, Bonnici has over 20 years’ experience in the consumer technology industry and a strong track record in leading teams to achieve targets through effective partner and relationship engagement.

Commenting on his appointment, Bonnici said he is thrilled with the opportunity to lead the Motorola business and continue its growth trajectory across the region.

“Motorola has a proud history of being at the cutting edge of innovation in the mobile communications industry. At a time where consumer technology plays a significant role in driving the wider availability of 5G, I am excited to take our smartphone offerings to the next level and bring the power of 5G innovation to the forefront of everyday lives.”

Based in Melbourne, Bonnici will report to executive director and mobile business group head for Asia Pacific, Prashanth Mani and Lenovo director of consumer business for Australia and New Zealand, Chris Osborne.