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Mobile Ecosystem Forum Board election results – identity and consumer trust are top priorities

This week, the UK headquartered Mobile Ecosystem Forum announced the results of its Board elections. The Board represents the diversity of businesses, regions, and markets of the mobile ecosystem.

Elections have been taking place over the last two weeks and the results were announced at the MEF Global Forum taking place at MWC 2023 in Barcelona.

There were six positions up for election, and the elected Directors are:

Matteo Gatta, CEO of BICS in Belgium
Jason Lunn, Global Connectivity and CPaaS at Cisco in the UK
Anurag Aggarwal, Chief Growth Officer at Globe TeleServices in India
Waheed Adam, Executive Chairman of iTouch Messaging Services in South Africa
Valeria Magoni, Senior Director, Product and Corporate Marketing at Kaleyra in Italy
Tim Ward, VP Number Information Services at Xconnect in the UK
They will join existing Board members:

Andrew BudCBE FREng FIET – Founder and CEO, iProov
Robert Gerstmann – Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder, Sinch
Rafael Pellon – Partner, Pellon de Lima Advogados
Dario Betti – CEO, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Jimmy Jones – Head of Security ZARIOT

Each new Board member serves a two-year term on the MEF Board, whose role is to shape the strategy and governance of MEF activities globally. Over the coming year identity and consumer trust will be key elements.

Voting took place online and all full members were eligible to vote. There were 18 candidates for the six positions.

Each candidate submitted a short video outlining what they can offer the Board, and MEF members voted for their preferred candidates.

“The Board plays a central role in setting the strategy for MEF and ensuring good governance throughout the organisation. To ensure we are doing our very best to serve all our members and the industry it’s important we attract a wide range of expertise, both in terms of sector and geography. I am excited to work with my fellow board members over the coming year to help address the challenges and opportunities in the mobile ecosystem.” commented Dario Betti, CEO of MEF.

MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum) is a global trade body established in 2000 and headquartered in the UK with members across the world. As the voice of the mobile ecosystem, it focuses on cross-industry best practices, anti-fraud and monetisation. The Forum provides its members with global and cross-sector platforms for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions.

The new and re-elected Board members will start their tenure on March the 3rd 2023.


MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum) is a global trade body established in 2000 and headquartered in the UK with members across the world. As the voice of the mobile ecosystem, it focuses on cross-industry best practices, anti-fraud and monetisation. The Forum provides its members with global and cross-sector platforms for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions.

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