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Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom, 2009/07/01 - Square Hoop, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions specialist today added Rokiah Ahamed and Stephen Newton to its board of directors. This follows the recent appointment of Martin Creaner, CTO and President of TM Forum as Strategic Advisor.
Atit Patel, CEO of Square Hoop Limited, commented: “We see Asia and Europe as key markets for Square Hoop. We are therefore delighted to be able to attract directors and investors such as Rokiah and Stephen. Rokiah brings extensive experience at leading companies in Asia Pacific, including SAP, Reliance and JD Edwards. Stephen Newton brings considerable sales and marketing experience of start-ups in the Communications Service Providers (CSP) market, notably at Geneva Technology. These appointments enhance Square Hoop’s ability to build a global company delivering best in class PLM solutions to the CSP market”.
About Rokiah Ahamed
Rokiah Ahamed, Executive Director, a Singapore national is an MBA with specialisation in Strategic Marketing. Formerly Managing Director of SAP South West Asia and Corporate EVP of SAP Asia, Rokiah has had successful stints with Siemens Information Systems Limited, JD Edwards Inc and Reliance Industries Limited, holding top management and mentoring positions. Rokiah brings three decades of global enterprise management and IT products and solutions experience. She has built and successfully divested companies in the energy, high tech, IT and education industries.
About Stephen Newton
Stephen Newton, Non-executive Chairman, has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and general management within the CSP Industry. He is currently an investor and consultant with high growth software companies in the sector and holds a number of non-executive board positions. Previously in his career he was President, EMEA at Convergys Corporation (NYSE - CVG), where he had overall responsibility for the billing and customer care business in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Prior to Convergys, Stephen was COO at Geneva Technology, a Cambridge, UK based billing software company. As a member of the senior management team, he was responsible for executing the company strategy, achieving compound growth, from product launch, of 120% per annum reaching $50m revenues and 450 people. Geneva was acquired by Convergys in 2001 for $692m. Stephen is also an advisory director of the TMForum and a member of its executive committee. Stephen has a BSc in Civil Engineering from City University, London.
About Square Hoop
Square Hoop® (squarehoop.com), established in 2001, is based in the UK and India and specialises in lifecycle and configuration management software for the Communications Service Provider (CSP) market. Square Hoop’s flagship suite of applications, VAZIR®, provides product-, service-, resource- and network lifecycle management, based on an enterprise OSS application framework and to TMF NGOSS standards. VAZIR enables rapid and accurate deployment of services and products by bringing appropriate data, processes, systems and people into a single system environment.
The VAZIR suite of applications is available on subscription based pricing, eliminating the need for capital expenditure and providing a low total cost of ownership.
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