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Monday, October 18, 2010

Mobitel names Tom Davies, COO

Mobitel Limited has named Mr. Tomi Davies as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company.

Mr. Davies is a senior Information Technology (IT) executive with management experience from FTSE 100 level companies and governments in the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and Africa.

Davies joins Mobitel with diversified experience, having worked as Director of Strategy for Sapient Inc. He assisted with Siemens reorganisation of the Wireless Engineering Division to adopt Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).

Before then, Davies was Head, IT Research for Marks & Spencer, which developed the UK Governments award winning DirectGov website and was Project Director for the World Banks Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) project for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Sector Reform (BPSR).

President of Mobitel Nigeria, Mr. Johnson Salako, said that he was pleased to have Mr. Davies on board.

“He is a strategic addition to the Mobitel family and comes to further strengthen the team to enable us to keep the promises we have made to the Nigerian people to deliver quality products and services,” he said.

According to him, Davies specializes in the development and implementation of eGovernment and eBusiness Information Systems.

He is a systems analysis expert with vast project management experience, who works with individuals and teams to “maximize the creation of social and economic value using digital technologies”.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of Mobitel, Davies was the chief executive officer, TechnoVision Communications, a Nigerian ICT services organisation.

He is a Prince 2 practitioner and belongs to various organizations and institutions including the Institute of Directors (IOD), Project Management Institute (PMI), Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Computer Society and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

His blog “Thoughts from Tomi” has been nominated for a number of awards. A Lagosian, Mr. Davies is the publisher of SupaStrikas a fantasy league football comic which is Africa’s largest publication.

A graduate of the University of Miami, he lives in London, UK and is married with children.
ITRealms Online recalls that Mobitel is a pioneering provider of telecommunications services in Nigeria.

A wholly acquired by a consortium lead by Omni Ventures in 2008, Mobitel plans to offer fixed and wireless voice, data and value-added services focusing on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and high-end consumers across Nigeria.

Mobitel possesses nationwide frequency spectrum allocations and a set of licenses that could be converted into a unified access service license.

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