New appointment to the AINMT board
Stockholm, 18 April 2016 – Phil Hewinson, Facebook’s head of third-party mobile app monetization in Europe, Middle East and Africa, is set to join the board of directors of AINMT Holdings AB (AINMT).
AINMT is the parent group of ice.net, Norway’s third largest wireless network operator and provider of voice and data services, and Net1, the Swedish and Danish mobile broadband player. AINMT also recently launched its international operations in Indonesia and the Philippines – two markets that cover 360 million people in total.
“We look forward to benefiting from Phil’s perspectives on the mobile landscape. His expertise and perspective will be of great value to our Norwegian operations, and to our new international businesses,” says Jörg Mohaupt, director on the board of AINMT and head of TMT at AINMT’s majority owner, Access Industries.
At Facebook, Hewinson is currently managing a team that aims to redefine the way mobile developers can monetize their apps. Prior to this, he was the partner engineer for games, working with developers across Europe to integrate their games into the Facebook platform.
“I'm excited to join the board of AINMT to help bring improved connectivity to people all over the world,” says Phil Hewinson.
Before joining Facebook in 2012, Hewinson worked at Google where he managed complex technical projects between its most strategic partners in the mobile industry, including the global technical relationship with Vodafone. He was tech lead for Europe for the Galaxy Nexus launch and managed the global Nokia and Opera accounts. During his time at Google, Hewinson submitted 80 mobile and social inventions, 15 of which have been filed as patents.
Hewinson has also worked for Microsoft and founded his own gaming company, Projected Games Ltd. He holds a first class honours degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
“Ice.net is a challenger in the Norwegian mobile communications market. The company prides itself on being different to its competitors, the traditional telecommunications players. We will continue to cultivate this profile through maintaining our data-centric approach and embracing disruptive technologies,” says JD Fouchard, CEO of AINMT.
Mr Hewinson will join the board of directors from the beginning of May 2016.
The AINMT board of directors currently consists of Stanley Miller (chairman), Hans-Holger Albrecht, JD Fouchard, Thomas Harding, Trygve Lauvdal, Jörg Mohaupt, Ingvild Myhre and Jan Scherman.
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