Nokia’s imaging chief, Damian Dinning, leaving the company on November 30th

The man behind Nokia’s PureView camera technology — and the excellent reviews it has since received — is leaving the company on November 30th.

Damian Dinning, whose unbridled enthusiasm for smartphone photography kept us excited for the Lumia 920 prior to its release, has decided to leave of his own accord, according to a statement released by Nokia.

Following the relocation of key strategic roles to Finland, and with great reluctance, Damian Dinning has made a personal decision to leave the company effective November 30, 2012. During the past nine years, Damian has made many innovative and valuable contributions to Nokia, most recently as a lead program manager in our Smart Devices business. We thank him for his service to the company and certainly wish him the best.

Dinning tweeted recently that something is going down on December 10th, though he’s given no indication of what it might be. His departure is a huge blow to Nokia, which recently laid off as many as 10,000 jobs in its native Finland and around the world. Dinning surely won’t have trouble finding a new job with his stacked resume, having worked at Kodak and Minolta prior to his nine-year stint at Nokia.

Via: The Verge