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Globetouch names new Asia Pacific MD

Globetouch
Monday 27 June 16

Globetouch, a world- leading provider of connectivity solutions for businesses worldwide, announces the appointment of highly esteemed industry leader Paul Hodges as Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Mr Hodges brings with him over 20 years’ senior management experience at some of the world’s leading telecoms organisations…

Globetouch, a world- leading provider of connectivity solutions for businesses worldwide, announces the appointment of highly esteemed industry leader Paul Hodges as Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Mr Hodges brings with him over 20 years’ senior management experience at some of the world’s leading telecoms organisations, including Hutchison Telecom, CSL and Nokia Siemens. Mr Hodges will drive the next phase of the company’s growth throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

Since launching in 2010, Globetouch has grown rapidly to become a world-leading provider of global connectivity solutions, having created a unique international collaborative ecosystem of network operators with local rates, and device manufacturers. Working with mobile operators, M2M service providers, MVNOs, OTT providers, connected device distributors and enterprises in over 150 countries worldwide, Globetouch leverages parent company Mobileum’s heritage to serve over 630 customers, including the top-20 operator groups. Hodges is the latest appointment to Globetouch's impressive senior team, which is headed up by renowned industry pioneer, Ori Sasson.

Hodges joins Globetouch from Smartfren, Indonesia, where he served as CEO, leading the operator to the successful launch of nationwide 4G LTE services. Prior to this, Hodges held a number of senior roles at leading telecoms companies, including Executive Vice President at CSL in HK, Senior Vice President at Syniverse Technologies, Vice President at Siemens / Nokia Siemens and Director of International Services at Hutchison Telecom in Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2011, Paul also served as Chairman of the GSM Association’s Asia Pacific Regional Interest Group, representing the interests of the Asia Pacific Operators at the GSMA and chairing bi-annual operator meetings attended by 200+ Member delegates from around the world.

“We’re honoured to have Paul join us as Managing Director, Asia Pacific,” commented Globetouch CEO, Ori Sasson. “Paul brings a wealth of expertise leading major businesses in APAC, and he will play a major role in helping us to further grow our presence in the region.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Globetouch as the company expands globally,” added Hodges. “Globetouch is pioneering a genuinely innovative model for truly global connectivity, and is the only mobile operator owned, mobile operator supported and mobile operator agnostic company in the world. I’m looking forward to leading the next stage of this exciting company’s growth in Asia Pacific.”


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