Mobile industry and tech channel moves for March 2019

    Got some excellent news to share with us about your strikes? Send the main points to [email protected] with a photograph if doable.(Image Credit: Roger Woodend)(Image: © Roger Woodend)BTGS has named Roger Woodend as its first Director of Media and Technology. Woodend has been at BT for 15 years and can head up the newly-established world crew from New York City.CityFibre names Simon Holden as Group COO(Image credit score: CityFibre)(Image: © CityFibre)Simon Holden has been appointed to a newly created place of Group Chief Operating Officer at CityFibre, reporting on to CEO Greg Mesch. Holden joins from Holdman Sachs, the place he spent 18 years in London and New York.A1 Comms appoints O2 alumni as Business MDSteve Heald has been named as the brand new Managing Director of A1 Comms’ businessn division. Heald joins from O2 the place he was head of B2B direct companions.Colt appoints new head of cellular connectivity optionsMark Gilmour is the brand new Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Colt Technology Services. Most lately he was Senior Advisor for Product Line Management Cellular and Wireless at Ciena.Philip Jansen assumes management of BTPhilip Jansen has formally succeeded Gavin Patterson as CEO of BT following a transition interval. Jansen was beforehand co-CEO of WorldpayNokia has named Sandra Motley as President of its Fixed Networks Business Group. Motley replaces Federico Guillén who’s the brand new Nokia President of Customer Operations and joined the corporate as a part of the Alcatel-Lucent merger in 2016.Hyperoptic names new ISP Managing DirectorCharles Davies is the brand new MD for Hyperoptic’s ISP enterprise. Davies will work to construct the Hyperoptic model and can report back to CEO Dana Tobak.GSMA appoints new chairOrange CEO Stephane Richard has been named the brand new Chair of the GSMA. He can be liable for overseeing strategic path that the cellular business physique.BT Security CEO quits the companyBT Security CEO Mark Hughes is leaving his place to tackle a “senior” position at one other firm, reviews the FT. Hughes had spent 16 years at BT and can now oversee a transition interval. BT has confirmed Worldpay joint-CEO Philip Jansen will turn out to be its new chief govt subsequent 12 months, ending the seek for a successor to present boss Gavin Patterson. Mobile cellphone case producer Tech21 has named its former advertising and marketing director and head of gross sales Colin Woodward as its new CEO. Woodward has 20 years expertise within the expertise business having beforehand served at HTC and Sony BT and EE alumnus Mansoor Hanif is Ofcom’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), changing the long-serving Steve Unger who left the regulator in June.Hanif’s new remit can be to make sure Ofcom’s work is knowledgeable by the most recent developments in community expertise, having beforehand served as head of convergence at BT-EE.Boris Dragovic is Hyperoptic’s Chief Strategy and Transformation OfficerFibre to the Premise (FTTP) community builder Hyperoptic has appointed Boris Dragovic has been appointed as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. Dragovic can be liable for serving to the altnet scale and function extra effectively because it gears up for growth Three CTO Bryn Jones has left the corporate after six years, believing the time is correct for a profession and way of life change.Jones joined Three in May 2012 and was liable for community technique, design and deployment. Prior to that he was Director of Mobile Delivery at Virgin Media.Max Taylor departs EE as BT combines advertising and marketing rolesEE’s MD of promoting Max Taylor has left firm to tackle a brand new place elsewhere. Pete Oliver has taken on the newly mixed position of Marketing for BT Consumer, EE and Plusnet. Taylor had been at EE for 15 years Wilkin Lee departs from Honor Wilkin Lee has left his position as Honor UK gross sales and advertising and marketing director after almost 4 years with the Huawei-owned smartphone maker. It is unclear the place his subsequent place can be, however Lee did say on Twitter that there have been “exciting challenges” within the pipeline.Mike Surrey is new Gigaclear CEOGigaclear COO Mike Surrey has been promoted to CEO following the departure of Matthew Hare. Hare, who based the choice community infrastructure builder, had been a champion for ultrafast broadband throughout his eight 12 months tenure.Nick Read will turn out to be the brand new CEO of Vodafone Group in October, changing the long-serving Vittorio Colao, who spent a decade within the high job. Read is the present CFO of Vodafone Group and has beforehand served because the CEO of Vodafone UK.Uber appoints former Virgin Mobile MD as head of Northern EuropeUber has appointed the previous MD of Virgin Mobile as its new head of Northern and Eastern Europe. He was beforehand director of electronics at Amazon UK and replaces Jo Bertram who left final 12 months. His largest activity can be coping with Transport for London (TfL) about renewing his licence.Orange Business Services appoints Helmut Reisinger as CEO Helmut Reisinger has been promoted to CEO of Orange Business Services, changing Thierry Bonhomme, who will retire later this 12 months. Reisinger was beforehand head of worldwide, overlaying the agency’s enterprise exterior France, and can report on to Orange CEO Stephane Richard.Andrew Cantle is Unlockd’s new Chief Commercial OfficerAndrew Cantle is the brand new chief business officer at cellular promoting agency Unlockd. Cantle was beforehand head of EMEA and APAC at GoCanvas and earlier than that he was Australia and UK nation supervisor at Tranglo Mobile Payments. At Unlockd, he can be tasked with rising the agency and acquiring new provide companions.Matt Stagg swaps EE position for BT Sport Director of Mobile StrategyEE’s head of media and broadcast Matt Stagg is to take up the newly created position of BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy. Mobile is an more and more essential platform for the broadcaster and Stagg can be tasked with rising the viewers and serving to determine new applied sciences.Gerry McQuade to be BT Enterprise CEOGerry McQuade would be the first chief govt of the brand new BT Enterprise division when it launches on 1 October. McQuade is at the moment CEO of BT Wholesale and Ventures, which is to be mixed with BT Business and Public Sector, whose personal CEO Graeme Sutherland is to depart the corporate.Paul Jacobs joins Exertis from Tech DataExertis has appointed Paul Jacobs to the newly created place of Director of enterprise growth and innovation, the place he can be liable for bringing new and rising applied sciences that may add worth to resellers. He was beforehand Business Unit Director at Tech Data UK.Huawei has named Anson Zhang as the brand new UK managing director for its shopper enterprise. Zhang joined the corporate as its Finland MD in 2009 earlier than taking over comparable positions in Poland and the Czech Republic.Ericsson names new chief authorized officerEricsson appoints Xavier Dedullen (pictured) because it chief authorized officer and head of authorized affairs of compliance. He was beforehand Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Swiss-based agency LafargeHolcim. Ericsson has additionally appointed its CTO Erik Ekudden to its govt crew.Former Uber head is O2’s new chief digital and technique officerJo Bertram has been named O2’s new digital and technique officer, reporting on to CEO Mark evans reviews the FT. Bertram was head of Uber’s northern European enterprise however left final October. Since then she has been an govt in residence at tech fund EQT Ventures, a place she is going to retain as soon as she joins O2 in April.Andrew Taylor to be new Gamma Communications CEOAndrew Taylor will take over the reins as CEO of Gamma Communications in May following the retirement of long-serving incumbent Bob Falconer. Taylor was beforehand CEO of Nomad Digital, which was acquired by Alstom in 2017, and earlier than that was at Digicel the place he oversaw the agency’s fastened and cellular networks within the Northern CaribbeanBT appoints new Chief Strategy and Transformation OfficerBT has employed Michael Sherman to fill the newly-created position of Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, reporting to CEO Gavin Patterson. Sherman joins from the Boston Consulting Group the place he spent 11 years heading its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) group within the US. Acer has appointed a brand new nation supervisor for the UK, with Craig Booth promoted from inside to interchange Preben Fjeld who grew to become Lenovo’s General Manager for UK and Ireland final November.Micron makes key appointmentMicron has appointed Raj Talluri as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Business Unit. He can be liable for main and rising Micron’s cellular enterprise. This contains constructing cellular options to handle the rising market alternative pushed by new utilization fashions.

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