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Hasselblad CEO Exits as DJI Takeover Rumours Remain

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Perry Oosting, the man that many would hold responsible for the recent realignment of Hasselblad’s profile and, more importantly, the evolution of great new products, has suddenly announced that he is to depart from the company and will be replaced from February 1st by Paul Bram.

Perry Oosting, CEO of Hasselblad steps down

The news comes as somewhat of a shock and reverberates the obvious questions that have been raised recently, since the unofficial news about the company’s major shareholding buyout by monstrous Chinese drone manufacturer, DJI.

We’re still waiting for some kind of official confirmation on that topic, but in the short term, these developments certainly keep a level of excitement with this top tier photo brand.

In an official press release, Hasselblad stated: “Having guided Hasselblad to stability, strong sales as well as the partnership with aerial camera company DJI,” reads the statement, “CEO Perry Oosting has accomplished what he was asked to achieve and has decided to step down from his operational responsibilities and return to a role as advisor to the board.”

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.