EE’s former chief executive Tom Alexander has joined mobile infrastructure company Viacloud as non executive chairman.
Alexander has extensive experience in the mobile industry after founding Virgin Mobile. He was the operator’s CEO before transferring the UK’s largest network before taking a break from the business.
Ahmed Alumran, a managing partner at Stratum, the private equity firm behind Viacloud, said: ‘We are delighted that Tom has chosen to join Viacloud as Non Executive Chairman. It is a tremendous endorsement of our business, and he will now be instrumental – along with the executive management team – in fully realising the commercial potential that exists for Viacloud.
Tom Alexander added: ‘I’ve been particularly interested in Viacloud as the company is now very well placed to help enable new MVNO’s to address the mobile market. MVNO’s have been extremely important in developing the consumer market over the past few years and this will continue through to the next phase, especially in the growth of mobile data and 4G. Consumer brands, content players and segmented routes to market are all key.
‘I have been particularly impressed by Viacloud’s backers’ commitment to investment in quality of technical infrastructure and capability. They have brought together a strong, experienced team. I’m delighted and excited to join a great team as Non Executive Chairman.’
Viacom has reshuffled its executive team recently as Alexander follows Emanuele Angelidis who was recently appointed as CEO. Tim Stone, Jon Kandiah and Richard Schaefer have also joined as CCO, CTO and CFO respectively.
Author: Matthew Campelli