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September 03, 2015 5:13 AM ET

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Company Overview of GSM Association

Company Overview

GSM Association is a trade association that caters to the mobile phone industry. The Association’s primary goal is to ensure that mobile phones and wireless services work globally and is easily accessible, enhancing their value to individual customers and national economies, while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. Additionally, it helps its members develop and launch new services and is heavily engaged in the industry's push to extend basic voice, text and broadband access services to the masses. GSM Association was founded in 1987 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

5 New Street Square

New Fetter Lane

Seventh Floor

London,  EC4A 3BF

United Kingdom

Founded in 1987


44 20 7356 0600


44 20 7356 0601

Key Executives for GSM Association

Director General and Director
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer of GSMA Ltd.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Government Regulatory Affairs Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

GSM Association Key Developments

GSMA Appoints Louise Easterbrook as Chief Financial Officer

The GSMA announced the appointment of Louise Easterbrook as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Ms. Easterbrook, née Breen, will be responsible for overseeing the business and financial performance of the GSMA, leading the company's finance and legal functions. Ms. Easterbrook, who will report directly to GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot, brings to the GSMA more than 20 years of finance and telecoms experience with leading companies such as Vodafone Group and Cable & Wireless. Before joining the GSMA, Ms. Easterbrook most recently served as Regional Financial Controller, Africa for Vodafone Group, with financial responsibility for all of Vodafone's African operations (total service revenues of GBP 6.6 billion). Ms. Easterbrook joined Vodafone in 2010 as Investor Relations Executive, acting as the liaison between Vodafone and the financial community.

Zouhair A Khaliq Joins GSM Association as Managing Director, GSMA Mobile for Development

Zouhair A Khaliq has joined the GSM Association as managing director, GSMA Mobile for Development.

The GSM Association and Mobile Operators Launch Infrastructure Sharing Initiative

The GSM Association and mobile operators from Africa and Middle East have come together in an initiative mean to improve mobile access and affordability for their over 500 million subscribers. The initiative, aimed to enhance use of network infrastructure to connect the under-served communities across the regions is a follow-up to a high-level meeting held at last month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where senior leaders from 7 major mobile operator groups announced a plan to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives that recognise the profound impact of mobile broadband and Internet services on the citizens of both regions.

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