GSMA Appoints Former China Mobile Chairman Dr. Wang Jianzhou As Senior Advisor

GSMA Appoints Former China Mobile Chairman Dr. Wang Jianzhou As Senior Advisor

  PR Newswire

  BEIJING, Jan. 23, 2013

BEIJING, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA announced that it has
appointed Dr. Wang Jianzhou, former Executive Chairman of China Mobile, as a
senior advisor to the GSMA. In this role, Dr. Wang will work closely with GSMA
Chairman Franco Bernabe and the GSMA Board to identify new opportunities in
and advance key initiatives for the mobile industry.

Dr. Wang held executive roles at China Mobile from 2004 to 2012, most recently
holding the position of Executive Chairman. Prior to China Mobile, Dr. Wang
spent four years at China Unicom, holding the roles of President and Chairman.
Before joining China Unicom, Dr. Wang held a number of public offices,
including the Director General of the Department of General Planning of the
Ministry of Information Industry. A professor-level senior engineer with
extensive knowledge and more than 30 years of experience in the
telecommunications industry, Dr. Wang is widely hailed as visionary and has
been recognised globally for his accomplishments. Dr. Wang was awarded the
Chairman's Award from the GSMA in 2011 and was also the recipient of the 2010
ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award.

"During his tenure at China Mobile, Dr. Wang led the company in the
introduction of many new and innovative business models, services and
technologies, as well as corporate social responsibility initiatives, growing
the company into the world's largest mobile operator," said Franco Bernabe,
Chairman, GSMA and Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia Group. "Throughout his
career Dr. Wang has been a valuable and influential force in mobile and he
continues to be a wonderful ambassador for our industry, and for China. We are
very fortunate to have this opportunity to extend our successful collaboration
with Dr. Wang, not only in China but globally."

"Mobile has changed the lives of people around the world, in small and also in
very profound ways," commented Dr. Wang Jianzhou. "The development of mobile
and the Internet has accelerated our everyday communications and provides
access to information, entertainment and life-changing services to billions of
people globally. I am excited by the opportunities that our industry creates
every day, and I am honoured to be working with the GSMA to promote the power
of mobile."

About the GSMA The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators
worldwide.Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the
world's mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers
and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as
financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also
produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile
Asia Expo.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at
or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications
industry, at .

Contact: For the GSMA, Palmer Wang: +86-10-8569-9946, +86-1381-0222-432,, or GSMA Press Office,
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