Gintel announces appointment of new CEO from Telenor executive team

Thomas Evensen, experienced Telenor executive manager pledges to sustain and accelerate growth

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY, 1st September, 2015 – Gintel announced today the appointment of Thomas Evensen as its CEO. Thomas, an experienced senior manager from Telenor Norway, assumes his role having previously served as Chairman of the Board. He replaces Ernst Thue, who has retired after seven years in the position.

“I’m delighted to be taking on this role at Gintel. We are at an exciting stage of our growth, with an ever-increasing number of customers, and many of the world’s leading operator groups have placed their trust in our abilities. I’ll be focusing on ensuring that we sustain this success and build on our world-class organisation and innovation skills to meet the needs of our customers,” commented Mr Evensen.

Gintel has enjoyed outstanding growth since its foundation as an independent company. Its solutions enable MNOs and MVNOs to offer a range of cloud-based or hosted services to business and enterprise customers, with many millions of end-user subscribers benefiting from Gintel’s innovation and service excellence.

“Gintel’s solutions are widely recognised for their innovation. We’ll be continuing to invest in our team and the development of new solutions that our customers need to achieve differentiation and secure new revenue,” added Thomas.

“Markets are becoming increasingly competitive and our solutions enable operators to ensure they can adapt to meet new challenges. Gintel has a vital role to play in helping our customers develop and extend their businesses. My role is to lead the next phase of our evolution to ensure we continue to deliver excellence to operators investing in our solutions. I’d like to thank Ernst for his outstanding contribution to our growth and I look forward to working with our customers and partners to build on this success,” he continued.

Established as an R&D division of Telenor and spun-out as an independent company in 2001, Gintel has been at the forefront of IN and service innovation for over 15 years. Gintel was also recently included in the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500 report.

About Gintel

Gintel delivers a range of value-added services to mobile network operators that generate revenue, profit and offer rapid return on investment. Our solutions enable MNOs, MVNOs and other Service Providers to offer a range of cloud-based or hosted services to enterprise, SME, and consumer subscribers.

These services include enterprise applications such as Mobile Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, IP Centrex, and Virtual Contact Centres; and consumer-focused applications such as Parental Control, Home Zone and Family Calling Packages.

Members of the leading operator groups from around the world such as Telenor, H3G, Orange, SFR, Tele2, Telia Sonera, Axiata, ToTo Wireless and others have chosen Gintel’s expertise and experience to drive revenue, profit and growth.

Gintel AS is registered and headquartered in Norway.

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