22 November 2008

MEF Asia Elects New Board in Macau

Representatives from Bharti Airtel, i-POP Networks, Netbiscuits, Paymo and Radius-ED were voted onto the MEF Asia board this week at the annual general meeting held during Mobile Asia Congress in Macau on 19 November 2008.

The new board subsequently voted to elect Neeraj Roy (Hungama) as Chairman and to appoint Faissal Houhou (Paymo) as Vice-Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Stefan Rust was awarded an Emeritus title in recognition of his leadership of MEF Asia since the inaugural elections in 2005. 

“I am delighted to see the formation of the new MEF Asia board, with representatives from all the stakeholders in the value chain. I would like to acknowledge the work and efforts of the outgoing Chairman, Stefan Rust, and look at further developing Mobile and Digital entertainment in what is still the fastest growing region in the world - Asia. In many ways the need for an enhanced focus on mobile entertainment and value added services could not be more timely given the global economic environment. The MEF Asia board will work closely with the Global, EMEA and Americas chapters and continue to bring innovation to the forefront of the telecom, media, entertainment and advertising industries.”   
Neeraj Roy, MEF Asia Chairman
MEF Asia Board 2008/2009
  • Chairman: Neeraj Roy - MD & CEO, Hungama Mobile
  • Vice Chair: Faissal Houhou - VP International Business Development, Paymo
Board Directors:
  • Joerg Krahnert - Director Business Development, APAC, Netbiscuits
  • Colin Miles - Co-founder & Executive VP, i-POP Networks
  • PS Parasuram - Head of New Product Development & Content, Bharti Airtel
  • Pankaj Sethi - President, Corporate Strategy and Services, Tata Teleservices
  • Dr Bruno Sorrentino - Founder & CEO, Radius-ED
  • Rosemary Tan - Director, Mobile Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Asia Pacific 
  • MEF Asia Founder & Chairman Emeritus: Stefan Rust - Founder & Chairman, Catalist Group
MEF also collaborated with GSMA to help produce the 'Entertainment Evolved' session at Mobile Asia Congress. Other activities included MEF Initiative meetings on Content Sales Reporting and Mobile Video, as well as the launch of the SE Asia Ad-Funded Mobile Entertainment report – available for download to MEF members here.

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