Truphone appoints new CEO

Global mobile network operator Truphone has appointed Ralph Steffens as CEO.

Steffens joins Truphone from Reliance Jio Infocom where he served as president and COO in Mumbai, India. He brings nearly 20 years of industry experience and has also held senior positions at NBN, BT and Colt.

Former Truphone CEO Steve Robertson has meanwhile been appointed executive chairman and CEO of strategic partnerships at the company.

Steffens will work alongside Robertson and the rest of the management team in order to grow the company’s international reach and improve its service offering.

“We are delighted to welcome on board Ralph, whose experience of the telecoms industry, which spans nearly two decades, can help us take Truphone to the next level, cementing our position as the first truly global mobile network. His knowledge and experience of working in many countries across Europe and Asia-Pacific will prove invaluable to the company. I am also excited about focussing my attention on our partnership business, enabling me to develop relations with our existing and prospective partners,” said Steve Robertson, executive chairman and CEO, strategic partnerships at Truphone.