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World Teleport Association Elects Directors, Targets Expansion

Wednesday, June 15, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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(New York City, June 15, 2011) – The World Teleport Association today announced the election of two members of its Board of Directors.  Anita Currie, President, Edge Consulting, was re-elected to a second 3-year term and Koby Zontag, Senior Director, Sales & Business Development for RRsat Global Communications, was elected to a first term.

Ms. Currie is a Hong Kong-residing business consultant with 20 years experience in international telecommunications. Prior to consulting she led the Satellite Business at Reach in Hong Kong. Ms Currie also led the Marketing Department at Intelsat in Washington DC and worked in sales and marketing roles at Optus Communications and OTC (now Telstra) in Australia.

Mr. Zontag currently serves as the Senior Director, Sales & Business Development at RRsat Global Communications. Prior to joining RRsat he was an independent Business Development advisor to High Tech companies in Israel. Mr. Zontag has also held senior positions in leading International Telecommunications companies such as 013Netvison responsible for developing International markets in the fields of Satellite communications, Fiber networks, VOIP and Telephony; and as International Project Manager in Gamma Telecom in NY where he was responsible for creating collaborations with partners around the world as well as overseeing the execution of such partnerships.

"We’ve been extremely fortunate to enjoy the leadership of such knowledgeable and dedicated professionals,” said Robert Bell, WTA Executive Director. "The vision that the Board of Directors sets forth for our association has allowed us to better serve our members as well as the teleport sector as a whole.”

These elections follow the April 6, announcement of M. Brett Belinsky, Strategy & Business Development Director for Arqiva Broadcast & Media, being named as Chairman, with Norberto Alvarez Vitale, CEO of Teleport Internacional Buenos Aires, as Secretary General and Chief Administrative Officer.

In addition to these Officers and Directors, the members of WTA’s Board of Directors include: Gary Hatch, CEO, ATCi; David Justin, former CEO, GlobeCast America; Michael Noon, Senior Vice President, Ground Infrastructure, SES Engineering; Serge Van Herck, CEO, Newtec; and M.N. Vyas, Director, Essel Shyam Communication Limited.
 
The membership also approved a change to the By-Laws that expands the Board from 12 to 15 people and reserves three-quarters of the seats for the executives of independent teleport operators. WTA will be announcing appointments to fill the additional positions on the Board in the near future.

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

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