U Mobile introduces Neil Tomkinson as new CIO
By Digital News Asia February 19, 2018
- Tomkinson joins U Mobile from MTN Next!, a telco based in South Africa
- Woon joins the telco with two decades of related experience
U MOBILE introduces new chief information officer (CIO), Neil Tomkinson (pic, above) and strengthens its senior management by adding Woon Ooi Yuen to the team as deputy chief technology officer (DCTO).
Tomkinson joins U Mobile from MTN Next!, a telecoms multinational based in South Africa which operates in 22 countries and has an annual turnover of US$14 billion.
He was responsible for leading the development and implementation of MTN Group’s Global’s back office transformation strategy.
Tomkinson replaces Tan Chen Sen who was U Mobile’s CIO for the past five years.
With the increased spectrum allocation and ongoing 3G RAN share exit, U Mobile is doubling up its efforts on the network front with Woon (pic, right) coming on-board as DCTO.
He joins the telco with two decades of related experience with companies such as Total Access Communication (Dtac) in Thailand, DigiTelecommunications, Malaysia as well as Ericsson, Malaysia.
Woon will be working together with the current chief technology officer (CTO), Too Tian Jen, to oversee and rollout U Mobile’s robust network expansion strategy with the goal of making U Mobile the leading telco for customer experience.
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