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Mobileum announces appointment of new board members

Christian Fernsby |
Cupertino, Ca., USA - Mobileum Inc., a provider of roaming systems and analytics solutions for telecom business transformation, announce the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.

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The new appointees include Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce, and Timur Akazhanov, Nishant Nayyar and Alexander Thorn, Managing Directors and Principal, respectively, at H.I.G. Capital.

Gavin Patterson brings a wealth of telecommunications, technology, and software experience.

Currently President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce, Mr. Patterson previously served as CEO at BT, played a key role at Virgin Media, and was European head of marketing at Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Patterson is Chair of AIM-listed Elixirr Consulting, Chair of HRH The Prince of Wales's charity Business in the Community and is on the Governing Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Over the years, he has served on the Boards of many public and private equity-owned companies, including Fractal Analytics, Delta Fiber, British Airways, Tappit, The British Museum, and several tech start-ups.

Arun Sarin is the former CEO of telecom giant Vodafone Group plc, serving from 2003 until 2008.

He was the driving force behind Vodafone's strategic move into emerging markets and data services, serving 300 million customers.

Mr. Arun also serves on the Board of Directors of Ola Cabs, Cerence, Charles Schwab and Accenture.

He has previously served on numerous Boards, including Cisco Systems, The Gap Inc., and Safeway Inc.

In addition, he was a non-executive director of the Court of the Bank of England and was named an Honorary Knight of the British Empire for his services to the communications industry.

Ori Sasson is the founding Partner of Primera Capital.

He has invested widely in many segments of the high-tech sector and has chaired and founded pioneering companies in customer relationship management, wireless carrier services, global transportation logistics and managed services.

Mr. Sasson possesses extensive venture and hands-on business experience.

Before founding Primera, Mr. Sasson was a partner at Apax Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, where he expanded the company's global market reach, recruited a top-notch international management team, and managed the company's acquisition by Paris-based Alcatel in the year 2000.

He has used his business acumen to advise many young companies and has received numerous accolades, including the Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year, 1997.

Timur Akazhanov, Nishant Nayyar and Alexander Thorn, Managing Directors and Principal, respectively, join the Board of Directors on behalf of H.I.G. Capital, an alternative investment firm.