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Google search ends with Edge and Riaz

Paul Lipscombe
May 6, 2022

The duo confirmed their new roles began in April 2022

Former HMD Global duo Sarah Edge and Omar Riaz have taken up new roles at Google.

The pair confirmed their new roles on LinkedIn, with Edge joining Google as its UK head of business and operations after departing from IoT firm SOTI.

Edge, who was UK and Ireland general manager at vendor HMD Global for just over three years, boasts more than 20years of industry experience and has also previously worked at BT, Orange, HTC and Sony.

Riaz, who was her successor at HMD Global, has meanwhile joined Google as Android OS go-to-market.

Before his five-year tenure at HMD Global – where he was also head of distribution and general manager roles in in the UK and Europe – Riaz also held senior roles at Microsoft and Nokia.

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