ME Newswire / Businesswire
BAAR, Switzerland - Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Angel Telecom Holding AG located in Baar, Switzerland and traded on the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange under the symbol AGLT announced today that Roland Josef Bopp joined Angel Americas LLC, New York as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 5, 2013. Mr. Bopp’s appointment by the Board of Director’s is a strategic response to the expected dynamic growth and expansion in the Americas. Angel Americas LLC acquired the assets of several companies during the first half of 2013. The Company markets prepaid calling cards, and other prepaid voice and mobile products and is a dominant player in the U.S. retail voice product market targeting immigrant communities in the United States.
Prior to joining Angel Americas LLC, Mr. Bopp served in leadership roles of major established, early stage and emerging telecom service organizations in the Americas and Europe.
Mr. Bopp brings more than 20 years of executive leadership in telecom service organizations in North America, Central and South America, as well as in Western and Eastern Europe. His most recent position was Chairman, President & CEO of the Americas for Deutsche Telekom Inc., a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom of Germany, which was based in New York. Over a period of three years, he led the successful expansion of that business via both organic growth and through acquisitions in the Americas. Prior to that, he was managing director of Mannesmann, a $20 billion telecom and engineering company which was acquired by Vodafone in 2000. While at Mannesmann, Mr. Bopp was one of the key members of the executive management team which led Mannesmann to become one of the most successful cellphone operators in Europe. He also managed the marketing/sales organization of the geostationary satellite operator based in the United States and a number of telecom sector private equity funds with wireless properties located in Eastern Europe.
“Roland brings tremendous business acumen and global contacts to this position,” said Mr. Peter Waneck, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angel Americas LLC. “His understanding of the industry and customer requirements and his experience in building and expanding companies in the Americas and Europe is invaluable as we continue to build Angel Americas into a strong telecom contender in the Americas.”
“I am very pleased to join Angel Americas at this strategic moment,” said Roland Bopp. “The Company’s market position and recent acquisitions have established the right structure for the next phase of growth.”
About Angel Telecom
Angel Telecom owns and operates ATTrade©, an online professional trading platform for Voice over IP (“VOIP”) traffic. The platform runs on the Company’s proprietary software, custom designed to address the needs of the wholesale VOIP market. The platform has operated continuously since September, 2006 and is utilized by nearly 500 carriers and traders. The Company principals have over 20 years experience in the international wholesale telecom business, and maintain long-term personal relationships with carriers and PTTs.
For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.angel-telecom.com
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