AT&T Wireless Ex-CEO Mohan Gyani, Joins Kirusa’s Board of Directors
New Providence, USA, May 29, 2018: Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, today announced the appointment of Mohan Gyani to its board of directors.
Mr. Gyani is a private investor and advisor with over 30 years of experience in the Telecom and Wireless industry. As former President and CEO of AT&T Wireless, he played a key role in the $10.6 Billion IPO of AT&T Wireless in 2000. Previously, as Executive Vice President and CFO of AirTouch, Mr.Gyani was a key leader in the $120 Billion merger of AirTouch and Vodafone and the subsequent $70 Billion joint venture with Bell Atlantic that resulted in the creation of Verizon Wireless.
On joining the Kirusa Board, Mohan Gyani said: “Kirusa’s disruptive voice-over-data services like InstaVoice ReachMe address a specific pain point for users and carriers – that of slashing roaming rates, which is also a priority at GSMA. I believe there is immense, untapped market potential in the category, and a unique opportunity to shape the next generation of telecommunication experiences.”
Mohan currently sits on the boards of U.S. public companies Blackhawk Networks, Digital Turbine, and MUFG Union Bank. He is, or has been, on the boards of several other for-profit firms and non-profit organizations such as Safeway, Audience, GlobeTouch, Jasper Wireless, Jibe, Keynote Systems, Mobile Telesystems (MTS), IDEA Cellular (India), RingCentral, Roamware/Mobileum, Ruckus Wireless, Tellme , Argyle Data, CTIA, and the GSM Association.
“Mohan’s vision resonates strongly with Kirusa’s aspirations, and we hope to tap into his wealth of experience in scaling disruptive services that challenge the status quo. The timing couldn’t have been better, as Kirusa looks to expand its voice-over-data offerings to geographies around the world.” said Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder & CEO of Kirusa.
Welcoming Mr. Gyani to the board, Naren Gupta, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners, and a current board member said: “We are pleased to have Mr. Gyani join Kirusa’s board of directors. His experience and expertise in the mobile industry will be of great asset to Kirusa.”
Kirusa is a global leader in providing communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoiceReachMe™, a voice-over-data solution to help users receive their GSM calls over data in a mobile app, while helping carriers leverage the power of data to enrich the calling experience of their subscribers; InstaVoice®, a unique call completion solution for users that bundles voicemail, missed calls, availability, and ring, and helps mobile carriers monetize missed calls in their networks; Kirusa Konnect™, a Communication Platform as a Sevice (CPaaS) for enterprises that helps bolster brand-customer engagement over mobile channels; and Kirusa Channels™, that offers users access to live voice blogs from their favorite celebrities, sports clubs, news portals and other streams. Kirusa solutions are deployed in 46 countries, with 50 mobile carrier partnerships in Africa, Asia, and LatAm. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. For more information, visit: www.kirusa.beta.webenza.in
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