23 Jan '12, 8am

CEOs of Blackberry maker RIM resign, hand reins over to insider

NEW YORK - Research In Motion's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have bowed to investor pressure and resigned as co-CEOs and co-chairmen, handing the top job to an insider with four years at the struggling BlackBerry maker. Mr Thorsten Heins, a former Siemens executive who has risen steadily through RIM's upper management ranks since joining the Canadian company in late 2007, took over as CEO on Saturday, RIM said yesterday. The shift ends the two-decade partnership of Mr Lazaridis and Mr Balsillie atop a once-pioneering company that now struggles against Apple and Google. Activist investors have clamoured in recent months for a "transformational" leader who could revitalise RIM's product line and resuscitate its once cutting-edge image. But Mr Heins, as a long-time lieutenant, got a wary reception. "I am not sure that an engineer as new CEO really gets to the central issu...

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