New Leadership in MEF North and Latin America

MEF  has announced the results of its 2012 North and Latin America board elections.

The elections took place at the international trade association’s regional AGMs held in Miami as part of the third annual MEF Americas 2012, where over 160 senior mobile executives from across North and Latin America’s mobile ecosystems gathered and the inaugural Battle of the Start-ups competition in association Red Herring also took place.

Ron Czerny, CEO of Playphone, who previously chaired MEF’s LatAm Chapter, was elected North America Chair by the new Board and Filipe Roup Rosa, Business Development Director at Boku, was elected as MEF LatAm Chair.
Former MEF North America Chair, Gary Schwartz was re-elected to the regional Board and will take up the role of Special Representative to MEF Global to drive m-Commerce and growth initiatives.
For the full press release, head over to the MEF website, or continue reading below for more details.

MEF North America

Upon his re-election, Ron Czerny said: “I am very proud of what has been achieved by MEF LatAm in the last two years; but for me it is just the beginning and I will continue to support MEF’s development now as North America Chair. With such a strong new Board representing all mobile stakeholders, the vision is to enable all MEF members to get closer to Silicon Valley to enhance and share MEF’s eleven years of knowledge and experience, bringing our global community including a focus on Growth Markets to the heart of the mobile industry.”

The full board reads as:

  • Ron Czerny – Founder & CEO, Playphone (Chair)
  • Sanjaya Krishna – US Digital Risk Consulting Leader, KPMG (Vice Chair)
  • Todd Daubert – Partner, Technology, Media and Telecoms, SNR Denton
  • Brendan Eich – Co-Founder and CTO, Mozilla
  • Fiona Gellatly- VP of Marketing, Incomm
  • Scott Gamble – VP of Digital Solutions, Alliance Data
  • Paran Johar – CMO, Jumptap
  • Kevin Morrow – VP for Strategic Partnerships, Samsung Media Solutions Centre
  • Tim Ritchie, VP of North American Sales and Account Management, OpenMarket
  • Jeff Sawyer – VP, Mobile and Connected Device Solutions, Turner Broadcasting
  • Gary Schwartz – CEO, Impact Mobile
  • Jonathan E. Stern – Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Red Bull Media House

MEF Latin America 

Former MEF LatAm General Manager and newly elected MEF LatAm Chair, Filipe Rosa said: “I am very excited to be a part of the LatAm Board again as the new Chair. I look forward to working with our dedicated board members to ensure MEF continues to be the guardian of the entire mobile industry in Latin America, focusing on sustaining and creating monetization opportunities while simultaneously bridging the new perspectives developing in m-commerce and expanding MEF’s activities to the whole of Latin America to ensure we provide value to our members right across the region”

Here’s the full board lineup:

  • Filipe Roup Rosa, Business Development Director – Boku (Chair)
  • André Andrade, CEO – Titans Group (Vice Chair)
  • Fabricio Bloisi, CEO – Movile
  • Yuri Fiaschi, VAS Business Development Director – Spring Wireless
  • Arturo Galvan, Founder & CEO – Naranya
  • José Renato Mannis, Founder & CEO – Mobint
  • Antoni Muntaner, Chairman – Binbit
  • Diogo Sousa – KPMG
  • Reinaldo Acosta, VP Commercial Development – WAU Movil
  • Paulo Pessoa, Brazil Managing Director – TIMWE
  • Ignacio Riesgo, Head of Developer Ecosystem Americas – Nokia
  • Josh Weinrobe, Director Business Development LatAm – Turner Broadcasting

Rimma Perelmuter, Executive Director, MEF Global said: “We are delighted to welcome all of the newly elected members to the MEF North and Latin American Boards. Their diverse industry expertise along with new leadership will continue to shape the mobile content and commerce industry in the respective regions as well as support MEF globally to help members successfully navigate the increasing complexity of the mobile landscape.”


  1. I am glad to see that there is more and more focus on emergent markets such as Latin America as this region represents more than 600 million people which is great opportunities for businesses in the mobile industry

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