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BlackBerry exodus continues as BBM chief Andrew Bocking departs

BlackBerry’s management team has suffered another loss after the Canadian smartphone firm announced the departure of Andrew Bocking, its erstwhile executive vice-president of BBM.

The departure comes as BlackBerry seeks to merge the software division with its Global Enterprise Solutions team, headed by John Sims, negating the need to appoint a replacement.

In a statement given to TechCrunch the firm explained: “Andrew Bocking, EVP, BBM has made the decision to leave BlackBerry. We thank him for his years of leadership and contribution.

“The BBM organization remains as a group within BlackBerry and will continue to focus on BlackBerry and BBM strength in messaging and new areas of strength such as mobile marketing, community-building and enterprise messaging.

“John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions, who has extensive experience in mobile messaging, will add the BBM team to his organization.”

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