Senior Management

Mr Sundar Ramamurthy - Group CEO

Sundar was the founder of Data Nets Limited in Papua New Guinea a telecommunications company that covered PNG and Fiji and provided ISP, cabling, PBX, wide area networking and computer sales. It was sold in 2010 and Sundar has been involved in the development of the National Transmission Network (NTN) to bring high speed, affordable communications across PNG. He has a deep understanding of telecommunications strategy and operational management in the telecommunications sector.

Sundar has a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Electrical Engineering from Wasington DC, USA and a BE (Electrical) from Sydney, Australia.

Mr Ali Contractor - Chief Financial Officer

Ali has over 18 years of experience working with the multinational Telecommunications and Media PLCs working across various subsidiaries in Asia and Europe. Ali also worked for the UK’s HQ of a PLC operating in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, North & South America and Russia for 7 years in senior finance roles.

His previous experience include working as the CFO and Member of the Management Board of the GSM telecom operator, having familiarity with, mobile-money, mobile virtual network operations (MVNOs) & network sharing/outsourcing. Ali had also volunteered as member of the Audit Committee of a Micro-Finance Bank for 3 years.

Ali is a Chartered Accountant qualified working with Big-4 and work closely with the operational and strategic management of business. He is also experienced in corporate finance, fund raising, investor relationship and listing companies.

Mr Parag Panjwani - Chief Marketing Officer

Parag has joined us as part of the partnership with Vodafone and is responsible for all marketing initiatives to make bmobile-vodafone the preferred mobile services provider in PNG and Solomon Islands. With his team, he works toward strengthening the bmobile-Vodafone brand, maintain a product portfolio that addresses customer needs and ensures retail presence across PNG and Solomon Islands.

Parag brings with him 6 years of telecom experience and over 12 years of marketing experience. In his last role, he worked as Global Brand Manager with Vodafone Group where he provided strategic brand support to Vodafone markets across the globe. Parag has a Masters’ degree in Business Management from the Indian School of Business with specialization in Marketing and Business Strategy.

Mr Athula Biyanwila - Chief Technology Officer

Athula is an experienced Telecommunications professional with a strong background in Management and an excellent understanding of Technology. His Extensive knowledge and experience in Telecommunications Industry is gained by working with Fixed Network Operators, Mobile Network Operators and major Network Infrastructure Suppliers in the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Over the past 25 years he has worked in the Australian Telecommunications Industry with GSM, WCDMA and LTE Mobile Network Operators and Infrastructure suppliers in Network Technology, Engineering, Operations, Deployment and Pre-Sales environments.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Victoria University of Manchester, England and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from University of Technology Sydney, Australia.