Press releasesJune 27, 2014
OnMobile Global Limited (‘OnMobile’/ ‘Company’), a global leader in telecom value-added services (VAS), today announced the appointment of Mr. François-Charles Sirois as an Additional Director of its Board. Mr. Sirois is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesystem, a global media and technology holding. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of OnMobile Systems Inc., the largest shareholder of the Company which recently increased its shareholding by about 10% through a voluntary open offer process. Rajiv Pancholy, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has also been appointed on the Board of Directors and as Managing Director. Meanwhile, Mouli Raman, the erstwhile Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of OnMobile, has decided to step down from his position on the Board.
With more than 15 years of experience in corporate mergers, acquisitions and financing, Mr. Sirois has earned an enviable reputation for having developed successful joint ventures. His entrepreneurial expertise and innovative partnerships have enabled Telesystem to leverage and capitalize upon the momentum in the media and technology industry. Mr. Sirois also founded Microcell i5 Inc. and Masq Inc., and served as President and Chief Operating Officer for both companies. He was the President and Founder of Up2 technologies Inc. from 1998 to 2000.
“We welcome Mr. Sirois to the OnMobile Board,” said Mr. H. H. Haight, Chairman of the Board of Directors, OnMobile Global. “Mr. Sirois brings onboard the experience of having founded and run successful companies in the media and technology domains.”
“I thank the OnMobile Board of Directors for its trust and support,” said Mr. Sirois. “I look forward to help OnMobile deliver increased value for its customers, consumers and shareholders. My mandate will be to help the company navigate its next phase of growth and reiterate market leadership globally.”
Mr. Sirois also serves as Director on the Boards of various companies, including Telesystem, Zone3 Inc., Stingray Digital Group Inc. and iPerceptions. In keeping with his strong sense of community, he also serves on the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation board and lends his support to a wide range of worthwhile causes.
Mr. Sirois possesses a BAA in Finance and Marketing from HEC Montreal.
OnMobile [NSE India: ONMOBILE], headquartered in Bangalore, India, with services in 59 countries, is the leading Value Added Services (VAS) company for Mobile, Landline and Media Service Providers. OnMobile offers an innovative array of products in Mobile Infotainment, Search & Discovery and Mobile Cloud services which help people access information & entertainment, express themselves & connect with others. With 92 global partners, OnMobile consistently executes complex projects and generates high revenue for its customers. Founded in 2000, OnMobile has more than 1,650 employees globally and is the first listed VAS Company in India. For further information, please visit www.onmobile.com.
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Srividhya Parthasarathy, OnMobile
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