Meet the team
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Senior Director, Group Technology, GSMA
Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and is responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.
Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation. He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).
Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.
Portfolio Director, GSMA
Technical Director - Legacy Networks, GSMA
Tom van Pelt
IMS Technical Director, GSMA
Tom van Pelt
Technical Director - Networks, GSMA
Michele Zarri is a Technical Director at the GSMA where he works on advanced technologies and 5G. Michele graduated in telecommunications engineering at University of Pisa (Italy) and completed his studies at King’s College of London (UK).
Before joining the GSMA, Michele worked for Deutsche Telekom where he accrued more than 15 years of experience in the standardisation of mobile technologies. Michele served as chairman of working groups both in 3GPP and GSMA.
Senior Analyst, Social and Regional Research, GSMA
Telco Edge Operator Platform Lead, GSMA
Faisal Zia is responsible for Network Economics, part of Future Networks programme at the GSMA which is assessing innovation delivering CapEx and OpEx savings in the lead up to the 5G era with a particular focus on energy efficiency, backhaul optimisation and new applications in infrastructure sharing.
Faisal is a project and programme specialist with extensive experience in tech and telecom commercial and technical projects which encompass emerging technology, 5G, technology strategy to new agile operating models.
Project Manager - Networks, GSMA
Niko has been with the GSMA for 5 years, working across several technical and commercial projects on Future Networks, RCS, and Mobile Money. He has been working with operators across the globe on key industry issues. On RCS he has been convening the industry on topics like sender verification and charging models.
Assistant Project Manager, GSMA
Senior Marketing Manager, GSMA
Andrew started his marketing career in telecommunications at EE and Virgin Media before joining the GSMA in 2017. With a natural interest and passion in new technologies, Andrew has focused on growing the 5G ecosystem within the GSMA through initiatives such as the Cloud XR Forum, Beta Labs and 5G Operator Platform groups.
In his time at the GSMA, Andrew has led the Future Networks strategic video-first marketing approach, creating and editing content for our diverse global audiences.
Marketing Communications Manager, GSMA
Kiran joined the GSMA in February 2019 and is responsible for marketing communications within the Future Networks programme.
Kiran has over ten years’ experience in marketing. She has delivered integrated campaigns (both digital & offline) including lead generation, product launches, brand awareness campaigns, maximised KPI’s and ROI results across various sectors including manufacturing, real estate, travel and start-ups.