GSMA appoints new chief strategy officer

Telecom Lead India: GSMA has appointed Hyunmi Yang as
chief strategy officer. Under her role at GSMA, Yang will focus on working with
the GSMA’s operator members in identifying opportunities that will advance the
development of the mobile communications industry.


Yang will join the GSMA effective June 15 and will report
to GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot. Prior to GSMA, Yang was serving as
executive vice president and chief customer officer at KT Corp.


“Hyunmi brings to the GSMA a strong understanding of
the mobile industry, and the opportunities and challenges that mobile operators
are facing today. Her experience in Korea, one of the most innovative mobile
markets in the world, combined with her experiences from the financial sector,
will be invaluable as she works with the GSMA members in defining global
strategies, initiatives and programmes that will offer collective benefit for
our operator members and the broad mobile industry,” said Anne Bouverot,
Director General, GSMA.


When joining KT as an Executive Vice President and Chief
Strategy Officer of Mobile Business Group in 2009, Yang was noted for being the
first female executive in the history of telecommunications in Korea.


“We are living in a magical time where the
boundaries between telecom and many other industries are disappearing, and
everything is converging to mobile. I view this as a hugely positive
opportunity for operators, businesses and consumers around the world,” said
Hyunmi Yang.


Prior to KT, she was Executive Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer for Shinhan Bank in Korea, where she led marketing strategies
and product development.


GSMA launches GSMA OneAPI Gateway


Recently, GSMA launched its GSMA OneAPI Gateway.
Utilizing the Gateway application developers can use a standard set of APIs
available from Canadian mobile network operators (MNOs).


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