Monday, August 3, 2015

Sprint Appoints Networking Team

Sprint announced the following senior leadership changes to support the next phase of the company’s transformation:

  • Tarek Robbiati, 50, is named Chief Financial Officer. Robbiati most recently was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at FlexiGroup Ltd., an Australian consumer finance company specializing in leasing. Previously he held senior executive positions, including group managing director and deputy chief financial officer of Telstra Corp., Australia’s leading telecommunications company, chief executive officer at CSL Limited, the number one mobile operator in Hong Kong and executive vice president and head of corporate finance for Orange Plc.
  • Günther Ottendorfer, 46, is joining the company as chief operating officer, technology. Ottendorfer will arrive at Sprint with more than 25 years of experience leading global technology teams. He previously served as chief technology officer and a board member for Telekom Austria Group and managing director of Optus Singtel in Sydney Australia.
  • John Saw, Chief Network Officer, is promoted to Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Ottendorfer. Sprint has made significant improvements to its network under Saw’s leadership as Chief Network Officer. Before Sprint acquired Clearwire, Saw was Clearwire’s chief technology officer. He helped build that company’s organization and led complex and vital projects including building the first 4G network in North America, covering more than 130 million people.
  • Junichi Miyakawa, Technical Chief Operating Officer, has been instrumental in developing the company’s network plans and will become a senior technical adviser in the Office of the CEO and a liaison between Softbank and Sprint for network strategy.

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