Posted by Mark Peters Leading mobile phone operators join GSMA Friday, April 11th 2008 - 08:19 CEST The chief executives of MTS of Russia, SK Telecom of Korea, Telstra of Australia, Telecom Italia and Zain, which operates in 22 countries, have all joined the board of the GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry. Leonid A. Melamed of MTS, Shin-Bae Kim of SK Telecom, Solomon Trujillo of Telstra, Franco Bernabè of Telecom Italia and Dr Saad Al-Barrak of Zain join other high-level representatives of the world's leading mobile operators on the GSMA's 27-strong board.
D Mobile phone operators "The outstanding calibre and the geographic breadth of our new board members reflects the GSMA's position as the pre-eminentD trade group for the global mobile industry," said Craig Ehrlich, Chairman of the GSMA. "Their wealth of experience and leadership qualities will further enhance our ability to address the many strategic opportunities and challenges arising from the convergence of mobile services with the Internet, entertainment, computing, financial services and other sectors." D D The GSMA's board now comprises: D Hutchison Mobile: Craig Ehrlich (Chairman), Board Member AT&T: Bill Hague, Executive VP Roaming and Int. Bharti Airtel: Manoj Kohli, President & CEO ... more. less.
China Mobile: Lu Xiangdong, VP, Member of governing board China Unicom: Zhang Fan, CTO GSMA: Rob Conway, CEO KTF: Dr Young-Chu Cho, President and CEO Mobilkom: Boris Nemsic, Group President & CEO MTN: Phuthuma Nhleko, Group President & CEO MTS: Leonid A.<br><br> Melamed, CEO NTT DoCoMo: Takanori Untano, EVP & CTO Orange : Brigitte Bourgoin, EVP, Head of personal line of business Orascom: Naguib Sawiris, Chairman & CEO Singapore Telecom: Ng Yoke Weng, CIO/CTO SK Telecom: Shin-Bae Kim, CEO Smart: Napoleon Nazareno, President & CEO Softbank: Tetsuzo Matsumoto, Chief Strategy Officer T-Mobile: Joachim Horn, CTO Telefonica: Vivek Dev, COO, Telefonica/O2 Telenor: Arve Johansen, Senior EVP/Deputy CEO, Head Asia operations Telstra: Solomon Trujillo, CEO TIM: Franco Bernabè, CEO Turkcell: Muzaffer Akpinar, Board Member VimpelCom: Alexander Izosimov, CEO Vodafone: Terry Kramer, Group Strategy & HR Director, Chief of Staff Zain: Dr Saad Al-Barrak, CEO GSMA Executive Management Committee Chair: Stein Hansen, Senior Vice President, Telenor GSMA Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA and Member of the Board, added: "We are delighted to be joined on the board by so many industry leading CEOs. Their presence will ensure that the Association's agenda fully echoes that of the global mobile industry and its more than three billion customers." © Copyright LetsGoMobile 2007 - www.letsgomobile.org Any copying, re-publication or re-distribution of LetsGoMobile content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of LetsGoMobile. Imaging Network Publications: LetsGoMobile , LetsGoDigital , PMA , CES , Photokina , IFA and CeBIT .<br><br>