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.”