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Comviva Appoints Telecom Veteran Ken Corcoran to Board

By Dipo Olowookere

A veteran in the telecom sector, Mr Ken Corcoran, has been appointed to the advisory board of Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions.

Mr Corcoran is the CEO of Priority Partners and his addition to the board comes at a time when the company is poised for high growth, following its foray into new breed of digital technologies.

According to a statement issued by Comviva, Mr Corcoran will assist the firm to push the envelope in the application of AI, Big Data, and Cloud in for new Telecom usage cases, like IOT, Digital Services, Smart Cities and connected lives, while staying focused on key breakthroughs in current lines of businesses.

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He will also work with the Comviva leadership team, providing strategic recommendations on the company’s existing portfolio and new initiatives besides providing his expertise on strategic alliances and investments.

The statement said Mr Corcoran brings to the table 35 years of work experience in the telecommunications space.

He has held senior positions within AT&T as well as America Movil serving as CTO of America Movil from 2001 until 2011.

In his role as CTO, Mr Corcoran grew Telcel Mexico network, from supporting 10 million to over 65 million subscribers. He was instrumental in the growth of Claro Brazil Network, from 2 million to 60 million subscribers. He chaired numerous industry committees which resulted in the IS-54 TDMA digital specification replacing analog cellular, as well as the United States IS-41 signaling (SS7) backbone resulting in seamless roaming and call delivery.

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Commenting on the appointment, the chief executive of Comviva, Mr Manoranjan Mohapatra, stated that, “Ken brings with him deep knowledge of the telecom space and significant C-Level experience in fuelling growth in many countries.

“We are happy to have him on board at this critical juncture, as we embark aggressively to new challenges and opportunities in the market. Ken will make a great addition to our board of advisors, and the company as a whole.”

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On his part, Mr Corcoran said, “I am thrilled to have joined the Comviva advisory board to help to drive the business forward.

“The telecom industry is at an inflection point with new technologies like AI, Big Data, and Cloud disrupting existing business models.

“I look forward to bringing my experiences and learnings to Comviva’s advisory board to help shape its technology vision and expansion into new markets.”

Comviva’s advisory board will include advisors with a range of experience and expertise from a range of industries.

Among other matters, the board will provide counsel to the leadership team as Comviva looks to scale and expand its business globally.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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