Telecom Career: Vodafone appoints group brand director

Barbara Haase joins Vodafone as group brand director
Vodafone Group has appointed Barbara Haase as group brand director, replacing Clare Sheikh. She reports to Morten Lundal, CMO of the Vodafone Group.
 
Haase rejoins Vodafone from Brand Plantation, where she most recently served as MD and partner at the German brand consultancy. Before that, she was the global head of marketing communications and brand for MINI with BMW Group and the head of marketing and sales responsible for the development of BMW Group’s new ‘i’ sub-brand.
 
From 2003 to 2008, Haase was head of marketing communications and brand at Vodafone Germany.
 
Mustafa Ari to lead Telenity MEA sales team
Telenity has appointed Mustafa Ari as VP of sales for Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
 
He will lead the MEA sales team in strategic business development to identify and drive targeted areas of growth with direct customers, partnerships and distribution channels.
 
Ari rejoins Telenity from Innova, where he was the group coordinator at the Turkey-based IT consultancy company. Prior to that, Ari held engineering director and sales director positions at Telenity.
 
AT&T’s J. R. Wilson to chair WBA
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has appointed of J.R. Wilson, VP of partnerships and alliances for AT&T Mobility, as its new chairman.
 
He replaces Chris Bruce, director of BT, who has stepped down after nearly three years as chairman and taken the position of co-chair.
 
Wilson is currently responsible for developing international wireless strategy and partnerships at AT&T, as well as managing domestic, international and Wi-Fi wholesale and retail roaming support. He joined the WBA Board in 2010 and has played a key role in championing Wi-Fi as an essential part of the mobile ecosystem and ensuring its benefits are widely recognized throughout the industry.
 
Cedric Gonin, wireless broadband director of Orange, will remain as treasurer, while Shrikant Shenwai continues to take the lead on the day-to-day functions as CEO.

The WBA has also strengthened its executive board, which now includes representatives from AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Intel, iPass, KT, NTT DoCoMo and Orange.
Movius appoints VP of international sales
Movius Interactive has appointed Steve Summers as VP of international sales.
 
Summers joins Movius from Neustar, where he was VP of sales for EMEA. He has over 25 years experience within the mobile messaging industry and has held senior positions at companies including Octel Communications, Comverse, Openwave and Airwide Solutions.
 

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