Telecom Career: CSL appoints CEO

Staff writer
20 Sep 2012

Phil Mottram takes helm at CSL

Telstra has appointed Phil Mottram to lead its Hong Kong mobile subsidiary, CSL. He will assume his new role on October 1.

Mottram, 43, is currently executive director of global sales at Telstra Global, overseeing sales, products, marketing, pricing & service management for the company. He joined Telstra from BT where he was director of sales for BT’s Openreach.

Han Willem Kotterman, currently CSL’s acting CEO, has been promoted to executive director for strategy and business development at Telstra International Group. He will be responsible for driving Telstra’s Asian growth strategy and the pursuit of new business opportunities throughout the region.

Separately, Bill Xiang, former CEO of ZTE Australia and New Zealand, was appointed executive VP for mass market, reporting to Mottram. Xiang assumed his new role on September 17.

Luis Alvarez to lead BT Global Services

BT has promoted Luis Alvarez to CEO of BT Global Services.

Alvarez will take over from Jeff Kelly, who will return to the US following almost three years as CEO of the BT subsidiary. He will continue to be part of the BT team, becoming a senior executive advisor to BT in the US in a part-time capacity.

Alvarez has been with BT for 12 years in a variety of roles, and is most recently president of BT Global Services Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

He will assume his new role on October 1.

Small Cell Forum appoints chairman, CEO and new board

The Small Cell Forum has named Gordon Mansfield as its new chairman. He succeeds Simon Saunders, who is moving on after founding the Forum in 2007.

Mansfield is currently executive director for small cell solutions and RAN delivery at AT&T Mobility. He has been closely involved in the Forum since 2008.

In a change to the organization’s structure, Graham Wright has been named CEO to handle the day-to-day management of the Forum’s activities.

Wright, who has previously held numerous senior roles at firms such as HP, Lucent, IBM and Intel, will assist Mansfield.

The Forum has also announced its new executive board which includes representatives from: Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, InterDigital Communications LLC, ip.access, Mindspeed, NEC Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm, Radisys, Softbank, Ubiquisys and Vodafone.

Trend Micro appointed country manager for Singapore

Trend Micro has named David Siah as country manager to lead its Singapore operations.

He joined Trend Micro from Orion Health, a provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector.

Prior to Orion Health, Siah was with CrimsonLogic, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s business strategy plans in Singapore, South East Asia and emerging markets.

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