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CK Hutchison and VEON announce Jeffrey Hedberg as new Wind Tre CEO

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. and VEON Ltd., joint owners of Wind Tre, today announce the appointment of Jeffrey Hedberg as Chief Executive Officer of Wind Tre. The 50/50 joint venture, Italy’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, has been operating as a single company since the beginning of January 2017, under the leadership of Maximo Ibarra. With the first phase of the…

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Berg named president of Bitkom

Achim Berg, the former head of Microsoft Germany and partner at Flixbus and Mabcon, has been named the new president of German digital industry association Bitkom. Achim is also on the board of Giesecke & Devrient and Allianz and was previously chairman of Arvato. He replaces Thorsten Dirks, the former E-Plus CEO, who did not stand for re-election. Berg will…

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Sunrise Announces Robert Wigger As New Chief Business Officer

As announced on May 11, 2017 along with the financial results for the first quarter, former Sunrise Chief Business Officer Max Nunziata has decided to step down for personal reasons. His successor could not be announced at the time, for contractual reasons. ‘We are happy to announce today that Robert Wigger has been appointed as the new Chief Business Officer. Robert…

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Geert Standaert, Chief Technology Officer of Proximus, receives Mobile Europe’s Regional CTO of the Year award

On Wednesday 24 May, in London, Geert Standaert, Chief Technology Officer of Proximus, received Mobile Europe’s Regional CTO of the Year award. Last December, Mobile Europe launched the search for Mobile Europe’s fourth annual CTO of the Year. Geert Standaert was already nominated last year. This year he has now won the Regional CTO of the Year award. The award…

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Telekom Romania to dissolve third of management positions

Telekom Romania launched a major restructuring process which will result in the deletion of a third of its 600 management positions, according to local paper Ziarul Financiar citing data provided on 22 May by HR representatives at a new meeting with trade unions. READ MORE: Telekom Romania Announces Extended Data Traffic Available With Its New Mobile Service Subscriptions, At Rates Starting…

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Rok Gorjup named sales director of Tele2 Croatia

Rok Gorjup is the new sales director of mobile operator Tele2 Croatia. Gorjup has more than 10 years experience in sales positions in the telecommunications industry, working previously for Telekom Austria Group and Si.mobil.

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Barounas appointed Lenovo Mobile Western Europe VP

Lenovo has announced the appointment of Antony Barounas as its new Vice President for the Western Europe region including Italy, Iberia, France, Germany and Greece. Barounas was previously VP for Europe and head of global customer units at Sony and has been tasked with helping Lenovo grow its mobile activities in EMEA. READ MORE: Lenovo And MobileIron Form Global Partnership To…

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Sasa Filipovic appointed interim CEO of Telenor Bulgaria

Mr. Sasa Filipovic was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Bulgaria, effective May 20, and will replace Mr. Michael Foley who was appointed CEO of Grameenphone Bangladesh, part of Telenor Group. Mr. Filipovic will be interim CEO of Telenor Bulgaria until the recruitment process to fill the vacant position in Telenor Bulgaria is completed. He will also continue performing…

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BT cuts 4,000 jobs ‘over next two years’

BT Group PLC said Thursday it will cut 4,000 jobs as part of a restructuring exercise and not pay its chief executive a bonus as it reported a fall in fourth-quarter pretax profit. The U.K.-based telecommunications and TV provider said the job cuts come as it accelerates cost cuts in areas including global services, which provides communications services to businesses…

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RingCentral names new head of professional services

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced the increasing demand and continued growth of its professional services organization. The demand is fueled by increasing requests from mid-market and enterprise customers who want to replace legacy on-premise systems with RingCentral’s cloud solutions. To meet this demand, RingCentral has also expanded its professional services…

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