The world’s Telecoms Business Power 100

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Sifiso Dabengwa

MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub and WIOCC CEO Chris Wood have been listed among this year’s most powerful people in world telecoms.

The Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Power 100 ranks the most influential people in the telecoms world today.

Zimbabwean born Sifiso Dabengwa,  CEO of South African-based operator MTN, was ranked at number 35; Shameel Joosub, CEO of SA-born Vodacom, was ranked at number 43 on  the list, and Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC, has been ranked at number 79. Zimbabwean-born lawyer Nic Rudnick, founder and CEO of Liquid Telecom, was listed at number 96.

At number 15 is Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange, and at  25 is Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, who has expanded his Indian mobile operation, Bharti Airtel, into Africa by buying Zain’s African interests. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of the Etisalat group, was ranked at number 52. At number 70 is Abdul Malek Al Jaber, the founder and CEO of MENA Apps, a newly established enterprise created to exploit the untapped potential for Arabic content and applications in the Middle East and North Africa. At number 75 is Hannes van Rensburg, who, following the acquisition of Fundamo by Visa last year, was promoted to group manager, sub-Saharan Africa.

Top of the global list this year is Dan Mead, CEO of Verizon Wireless, who GTB noted ‘runs the largest LTE operation in the world, by a substantial margin’.  

Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, was ranked second; while  Carlos Slim Helù - the richest person and chairman and CEO of América Móvil – was ranked third.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple was ranked fourth and César Alierta,  executive chairman and CEO of Telefónica, was ranked fifth.

Also in the top 100:
6 - Larry Page, CEO of Google 
7 - Lowell McAdam, president and CEO of
Verizon Communications  the Verizon Communications group
8 -  Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone 
9 - Franco Bernabè, GSM Assocation chairman and Telecom Italia CEO
10 - Hiroo Unoura, president and CEO of NTT
11 - Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union 
12 - Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile 
13 - René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom 
14 - Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson 
15 - Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange 
16 - Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint 
17 - Ren Zhengfei, president of Huawei
18 - Jo Lunder,  CEO of VimpelCom
19 - Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of SoftBank
20 - Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility



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