Ron joined Tigo from Equitel, a startup that he was managing in Kenya. He was previously the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Cell C of South Africa, where he led the brand to re-launch and reposition as a 3G data centric mobile operator from a low cost 2G.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, 16 years of which have been at the Executive Management level.
Commenting on his appointment, the CEO of Tigo, Roshi Motman, said “Tigo is committed to delivering a world-class quality network with key focus on data and Ron’s addition to the team reinforces this.”
Ron has held Chief Operating and Chief Technology Officer roles in diverse markets and organisations — including Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies.
At Lucent Technologies, he contributed to patents for SIP, H323, and Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies, which are used on 3G mobile, and products such as Skype and Viper today. Ron joined TIGO in March this year.
the Year ‘- Tigo Cash; ‘Best Mobile Money Service of the Year’ – Tigo Cash and ‘Best Use of Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year’.