NNG Appoints New CEO, Former TomTom Exec Giles Shrimpton

Automotive navigation software and infotainment supplier NNG has appointed Giles Shrimpton as its CEO, effective March 1, 2016.

NNG was searching for a new CEO since July 2015 when Peter Balogh, co-founder of the company, left the job. In the meantime Péter Szombathelyi, long time COO, was managing the company as interim CEO.

Shrimpton, brings to NNG more than 30 experience in automotive infotainment. He started his career as a software engineer and has held senior positions at Philips, Siemens, Valeo, TomTom, and Mirror Controls.

He spent almost seven years at TomTom where he was recruited to start their Automotive Business Unit in May 2007, after TomTom acquired the Dutch navigation assets of Siemens VDO (read here).

This led him to join the TomTom executive board. He also set up TomTom China in 2012, located in Shanghai for a little more than a year.

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