LONDON, Emanuele Angelidis, Tim Stone and Richard Schafer to join the Viacloud UK Group
The Viacloud UK Group has announced a new leadership team to drive the growth of its UK business, which includes the Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) “Atmovia” launched last summer on the EE network.
The newly appointed CEO, Mr. Emanuele Angelidis, is a career start-up CEO with a history of building substantial telecoms businesses across Europe. He is the Former CEO of Fastweb (Italy), On Telecoms (Greece), and Bulldog Communications (UK), as well as a director and angel investor in several venture-funded businesses.
Mr. Angelidis stated “There is a tremendous opportunity for MVNOs to leverage the mobile infrastructure developed at Viacloud. I look forward to working with our partners at EE to capitalise on these market opportunities and with these new appointments. I cannot imagine a stronger team to build this business with together in the UK and Europe.”
Tim Stone is the former Director of Business Development & Wholesale at Vodafone UK and joins as Chief Commercial Officer. He has been highly successful in the UK MVNO market, having orchestrated a wholesale strategy that focused on successful partnerships. Mr. Stone commented, “mobile brands are proliferating and mobile use continues to evolve with new devices, 4G, and M2M. I am excited about capitalizing on these trends and helping the right partners to be successful using Viacloud’s unparalleled capabilities.”
Newly appointed CFO, Richard Schafer has held various senior Finance executive roles at Vodafone UK and 3UK. Mr. Schafer, whose most recent role was as Vodafone UK’s Enterprise Finance Executive, commented “the financial proposition to MVNOs cannot just be based on wholesale costs, but needs to also account for the hidden costs of launching, operating and growing a mobile business in a competitive marketplace.”
Jason Bellman, Director of MVNO and National M2M at EE said: “We are delighted to see Viacloud’s management team going from strength to strength, a testament to the great products and services they are developing. We look forward to working closely with the team, and continuing to provide our MVNO partners with the outstanding service they have come to expect from the UK’s leading network for MVNOs, and the only 4G mobile network in Britain.”
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