Telecom Career: Telkomtelstra has new president director

Staff writer
06 Nov 2015

Telkomtelstra names Erik Meijer president director

Telkomtelstra, the Jakarta-based joint venture between Telstra and Telkom Indonesia, has appointed Erik Meijer as president director, effective on December 1.

Meijer will replace Phill Sporton who has led Telkomtelstra since its inception and will be returning to Australia to take up a position with Telstra.

Telkomtelstra said Meijer has spent the past 22 years working in Indonesia and has held various senior management positions within the Indonesian ICT industry.

David Burns, group managing director at Telstra Global Services said Meijer’s appointment comes after an extensive search and the company is “delighted to have secured a candidate of Erik’s caliber to capitalize on the significant progress we have made since telkomtelstra was established.”

“We want to thank Phill Sporton for the outstanding work he has done, taking telkomtelstra from a start-up to a growth business. Under Phill’s leadership, we have built a strong local team who are delivering a range of managed solutions in Indonesia and we now welcome him back to Telstra,” Burns added.

Telstra and Telkom Indonesia announced their intention to form TelkomTelstra in early 2014 with plans to provide network applications and services (NAS) in the Indonesian market and the Asia-Pacific region.

Telkomtelstra began its operations in May with the launch of a suite of NAS for domestic enterprises and multinational corporations operating throughout Indonesia and recently opened a customer experience center in Jakarta to introduce to potential customers its integrated ICT system.

Qualcomm appoints Brian Modoff as EVP of strategy and M&A

Brian Modoff has joined Qualcomm as executive vice president to oversee the company’s strategy, M&A and the venture investment. He will be reporting directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf.

In his new role, Modoff will partner closely with the executive committee to help define Qualcomm’s strategic direction and long-term vision and to ensure strong cohesion and alignment with all strategic planning efforts throughout the organization.

Modoff is a seasoned industry strategist who most recently served as a Managing Director in Equity Research at Deutsche Bank Securities.

A seasoned industry strategist, Modoff brings the table with over 20 years of experience in the communications sector. Most recently he was a managing director in equity research at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Scott Braley ioins Ooyala as GM of programmatic advertising

Telstra subsidiary Ooyala has hired Scott Braley as general manager of programmatic advertising.

Braley was formerly senior vice president of demand at OpenX, and before that, the head of US sales and global agencies for Facebook’s Atlas division, the social network’s ad serving and measurement platform.

In his new role, Braley will focus on global expansion and revenue growth for Ooyala’s programmatic advertising business.

“There’s no question the market is rife with opportunity and Ooyala is a driving force helping major broadcasters and publishers increase their yield and overall revenue for their premium inventory with Ooyala Pulse SSP,” Ooyala senior vice president of ad tech Sorosh Tavakoli commented.

“Having Scott onboard bolsters our ad tech expertise in the U.S. and will drive further success of our video advertising products in the American market and around the world.”

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