Former TalkTalk executive Colin Whitbread joins Epsilon
Epsilon has appointed Colin Whitbread (pictured) as managing director of service and operations, as the Singapore-headquartered communications service provider accelerates its expansion into new industry segments.
Whitbread will lead the global technology, service and operations teams from Epsilon's London office. He comes to Epsilon with over two decades of experience from the industry, having held senior executive positions, most recently as COO, Technology at TalkTalk, a UK-based communications company.
Epsilon chief executive officer Jerzy Szlosarek said Whitbread will play “a big part” in the company’s continual transformation and help Epsilon cascade its transformation across the entire organization.
"Colin has a proven track record of driving business transformation and developing customer-focused service delivery within our industry,” he said in a statement.
“His appointment comes at a crucial point of our business as we grow to serve in segments such as OTTs, XaaS companies, managed service providers and enterprises."
China Unicom appoints SVP
China Unicom Limited has appointed Fan Yunjun as a senior vice president of the company, effective January 30.
Fan is a senior engineer with extensive experience in management and telecoms industry. His previous experience include working for Unicom’s parent company, China Unicom Group, as a vice general manager.
Prior to that he had also held various positions with China Mobile Group subsidiaries, including chairman and general manager at Beijing Mobile, chairman and CEO of China Mobile International, and chairman and CEO of CMPak (China Mobile Pakistan) Limited.
Kcell appoints CEO
Kazakhstan mobile carrier Kcell has appointed Kaspars Kukelis as its chief executive officer, effectively January 29.
Kukelis earlier worked as chief director for retail segment at state-controlled Kazakhtelecom, which recently took over the ownership of Kcell from Sweden’s Telia.
Kukelis is also an independent director at Kazakhtelecom’s mobile unit, Altel.
He was chief commercial officer at Kcell and prior to that he served as the company’s marketing department director.