Lycamobile boots management team

Lycamobile, the international telecoms provider, has brought in John Weir as commercial director to take the lead on the management of existing MNO relationships across the Lycamobile portfolio.

In the newly created position, Weir will be responsible for developing solid relationships with Lycamobile’s MNO partners globally. Having started at the end of last month, the MVNO specialist will be joining Lycamobile’s executive board to review and improve commercial aspects of Lycamobile’s existing partner network.

Lycamobile’s CEO Milind Kangle, stated: “This is a significant senior appointment and John will play a vital role in helping us to grow and prosper from our existing operator relationships. With over 20 years of global mobile sector experience, he’s the right man for this strategically important position.”

Weir is joining Lycamobile from South Africa’s third largest mobile operator, Cell C, where he was responsible for the development of new revenue streams, strategy formulation and business relations. Prior to that he was the CEO of Nigerian mobile telecommunications company M-tel and acted as board advisor to Virgin Mobile in South Africa. The fluent Dutch-speaker also developed and implemented the European MVNO strategy for the Dutch telecoms corporation KPN.

Lycamobile is already Europe’s largest and fastest growing International MVNO with an existing subscriber base of over 2.8 million customers in the UK, Scandinavia, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. Over the next 12 to 15 months, Lycamobile plans to launch operations in other markets globally.