The top management at BlackBerry has been shuffled over the past few months, with several executives from the previous regime being shown the door, including ex-CEO Thorsten Heins. New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has brought on his own team, and has since structured the company into four major divisions. It was first rumored earlier today that BBM executive vice president Andrew Bocking had left the company, though it wasn’t entirely clear then if Bocking had left on his own or if he was shown the door, or if he had left at all. The company has confirmed that the former BBM head made the decision to leave BlackBerry.
A spokesperson for BlackBerry confirmed this in a statement provided to BGR, thanking Bocking for his leadership and contribution to the company. A source mentioned in the report denied previous rumors of Bocking being fired, and said that his departure from the company is actually “a big loss” for the ailing Canadian manufacturer. Rumor has it that Bocking was displeased with the company as it had rolled up the BBM group into its enterprise unit, its also said that he had even replaced his BlackBerry smartphone with an Android phone. On the other hand, BlackBerry remains committed to BBM, which happens to be one of its only products that’s actually performing relatively well.