NGMN Announces New Chairman and Board Members

Frankfurt, GERMANY, 15th October, 2020 – The Subsequent Era Cell Networks (NGMN) Alliance broadcasts its new Board Chairman and adjustments to the Board Participants for the brand new time period 2020-2022.

Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Workforce CTO of Orange and previous Chairman of the NGMN Board, arms over the reins to the brand new Chairman Arash Ashouriha, SVP Workforce Era Innovation, Deutsche Telekom.

New NGMN Chairman: Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom

New NGMN Chairman: Arash Ashouriha, SVP Workforce Era Innovation, Deutsche Telekom

Beneath Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon’s course, NGMN effectively initiated the enhancement of 5G inside the ecosystem and, amongst others, initiated and printed the 5G White Paper 2. Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon mentioned: “It’s been a excitement heading the NGMN Alliance as many operators introduced 5G. As we proceed to deploy and extra increase 5G to maximise the good thing about its doable, our function is to stay at the leading edge of subsequent technology cellular networks. Due to this fact, I gladly surrender the management to my extremely revered colleague Arash Ashouriha, who will proceed to make stronger and pressure the NGMN Alliance ahead.”

Arash Ashouriha mentioned: “I’m honoured to be taking up as NGMN Board Chairman all through those difficult however very thrilling instances for our trade. My function is to proceed enabling community operators to unharness the whole 5G doable and to steer the Alliance into the way forward for subsequent technology cellular networks.”

Anita Döhler, CEO, NGMN Alliance mentioned: “I wish to thank Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon for his nice management and willpower during the last 2 years. We have now numerous paintings forward folks and are assured that we will be able to proceed to apply the a success trail with Arash Ashouriha’s course and Deutsche Telekom as a powerful member spouse.”

The balloting came about unanimously all through the Board assembly.

Notes to Editor

NGMN Board for 2020-2022:
Chairman: Arash Ashouriha (SVP Workforce Era Innovation, Deutsche Telekom)

Wolfgang Fleischer (Head of Community Virtualization, A1 Workforce)
Bruce Rodin (VP Wi-fi Networks, Bell Canada)
Howard Watson (Workforce CTIO, BT)
Huang Yuhong (Deputy Common Supervisor China Cell Analysis Institute, China Cell)
Hi there-Chyi Younger (VP of Chunghwa Telecom Labs, Chunghwa Telecom)
Joachim Gross (VP Making plans & Engineering, 1&1 Drillisch)
Paul Berriman (Workforce CTO, Hongkong Telecom)
Tom Poelhekken (CTO, KPN)
Anita Döhler (CEO, NGMN)
Naoki Tani (EVP,CTO, EGM of R&D Innovation Department, NTT DOCOMO Inc.)
Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon (Workforce CTO, Orange)
Mark Chin Kok Chong (Workforce CTO, Singtel)
Takki Yu (Head of Get right of entry to Community Construction Workforce, SK Telecom)
Arvin Siena (VP and Head of Era Technique and Transformation Administrative center of PLDT and Sensible)
Andrea Calvi (Head of Era Evolution & Innovation, TIM)
Thomas Helbo (CTO, EVP Era, Tele2)
Bernard Bureau (VP Community and Structure Technique, Leader Era Administrative center, TELUS)
Ulf Ewaldsson (SVP, Leader Community Officer, T-Cell US)
Gediz Sezgin (Leader Community Applied sciences Officer, Turkcell)
Michael Irizarry (EVP & CTO Engineering and Data Products and services, US Cell)
Luke Ibbetson (Workforce R&D Director, Vodafone)


About NGMN Alliance (
The NGMN Alliance used to be based via main world community operators in 2006. Its function is to be sure that the capability and function of subsequent technology cellular community infrastructure, provider platforms and units will meet the necessities of operators and, in the end, will fulfill finish consumer call for and expectancies.

The focal point of the NGMN Alliance is at the construction of 5G supported via the robust and well-established partnership of globally main operators, distributors, universities, and a success co-operations with different trade organisations.

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