20 February 2009

MEF elects new EMEA board

Representatives from BBC, Comfone, Nokia, Orange and Qtel were voted onto the MEF EMEA board at the general meeting held during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new board voted to re-elect Gerard Grech, Orange, as Chairman and Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg, Comfone, as Vice-Chairman.

“I am honoured to be re-elected by MEF’s membership to the EMEA board for a further term so we can continue to engage with the EMEA membership and deliver even more member value on a local level. As we face challenging economic conditions, it is more important than ever for MEF to continue providing a platform for exchanging insight, entering new markets and showcasing innovation across the regions. I welcome the new board members who bring added regional diversity and new areas of expertise and I look forward to working with the entire board.”     

The full MEF EMEA Board 2009 is as follows:
  • Chairman: Gerard Grech (Director of Marketing & Strategy, Next.com, Orange Group
  • Vice Chair: Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg (EVP Sales, Comfone
  • Alberto Ciarniello (VP Service Innovation, Trial & Product Innovation, Telecom Italia)
  • Thomas Curwen (Planning Director, Publicis)
  • Ian Henderson (VP, EMEA Digital Business Development, Sony Music)
  • Emma Kaye (CEO, Gate 7
  • Mark Ollila (Director of Publishing, Games & Services, Nokia)
  • Berna Samiloglu Acar (Division Head, Partnership Development, Turkcell)
  • Richard Titus (FM Controller Audio, Music & Mobile, BBC)
  • Raghu Venkataraman (Executive VP, Corporate Strategy & Strategic Marketing, du)
  • Colin Yeh (Head of Group Development, Qtel Group)

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