GSMA Elects New 26-Member Board To Serve For Two Years’ Tenure

TECH DIGEST – The GSMA has elected 26 members for its Board of Directors comprising the world’s largest operator groups and smaller independent operators with global reach that will serve for a tenure of two years beginning from January 2021 through December 2022.

Commenting on the election, GSMA Director General, Mats Granryd said: “We thank the GSMA Board for its exceptional support during what has been a challenging year. The Board’s insight, direction and support were integral as we navigated difficult decisions,” emphasizing that there has never been a more crucial moment for the mobile ecosystem to work together, unlocking the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive.

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile industry. Our efforts are dedicated across three areas: industry knowledge, technological advancements and human progress. We do this by bringing people together, sharing trusted expertise and curating marketplaces for buyers and sellers.

The 26 members of the GSMA Board are Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, Orange Group, Juan Carlos Archila, EVP International Affairs, América Móvil, Susan Johnson, Executive Vice President, Global Connections and Supply Chain, AT&T and Izzaddin Idris, Group CEO (from 1st Jan 2021), Axiata.

Others are Gopal Vittal, CEO, Bharti Airtel Group, Gao Tongqing, Executive Vice President, China Mobile, Liu Guiqing, Executive Vice President, China Telecom, Mai Yanzhou, Senior Vice President, China Unicom and Dominique Leroy, Board Member for Europe, Deutsche Telekom Group.

Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA, Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman, Europe, CK Hutchison, Makoto Takahashi, CEO, KDDI, Hyeonmo Ku, President and CEO, KT, Ralph Mupita, Group President and CEO, MTN and Alexey Kornya, President and CEO, MTS were also elected.

Elected also are Motoyuki Ii, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO (incoming), Mathew Oommen, President and Member of the Board of Directors, Reliance Jio, Yuen Kuan Moon, Group CEO (from 1st Jan 2021), Singtel, Nasser Al Nasser, Group CEO, STC, Luigi Gubitosi, CEO and General Manager, Telecom Italia, Julio Linares López, Member of the Board of Telefonica Companies, Telefonica Group, Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor, Andrew Penn, Group CEO, Telstra, Kaan Terzioğlu, Group Co-CEO, VEON, Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon and Ahmed Essam, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone Group