Public Mobile Founder Joins Wind Mobile as CEO

by Istvan Fekete on March 24, 2015

Founder and CEO of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic has joined Wind Mobile as its new Chief Executive Officer, as Pietro Cordova steps down and returns to VimpelCom, the carrier announced yesterday.

“We are very happy to welcome Alek as our new CEO. His strong operating history will further strengthen WIND as the company solidifies its place in the Canadian wireless landscape,” said Anthony Lacavera, Founder of WIND Mobile. “Since 2008 we have worked relentlessly to bring true competition to the Canadian wireless industry. Now, with new leadership and well over 800,000 happy customers, we begin an exciting new growth phase.”

Alek Krstajic is a known figure in the Canadian telecom industry: Before founding Public Mobile, which was acquired by Telus in 2013, he was President of Bell Mobility and Senior Vice President at Rogers Cable. He is now excited to join Wind Mobile, a carrier he called “the most customer-oriented wireless provider in Canada”.

Wind’s interim CEO, Pietro Cordova, has completed his work as the carrier transitioned away from the VimpelCom group.

Alongside Krstajic, Wind Mobile has managed to attract other prominent figures of the industry, who will join the carrier’s leadership team and board of directors: Rob MacLellan, former Chair of Northleaf Capital Partners; David Carey, former T-Mobile, AT&T, LG&E Energy services, Frontier Communications, and Global Crossing; and Hamid Akhavan, former CTO of T-Mobile and ex-CEO of Unify Inc. (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications).

“The addition of such huge talents to WIND Mobile’s leadership team and board of directors further reinforces our position within the Canadian telecom landscape,” said Lacavera. “This group brings with it a wealth of expertise, robust experience and strong knowledge in their respective industries and will prove to be extremely valuable to WIND Mobile as we continue to grow our presence in Canada.”

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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