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Steve Hobbs

Principle Consultant

Director and board-level consultant with over 34 years international management experience in the Telecommunications and Technology industries, including 20 years management experience at the most senior levels.

Steve was appointed technology advisor to the Chairman and MD of Asiacell (Iraq) to assist the company evolve from a 2G-GSM operator to a full service 3G –IP operator using advanced network architecture and best-in-class processes across all parts of the business. Steve has also been appointed Director and CTO of Indosat (Indonesia) 2009-2011 with a direction to modernise the network, expand capacity (44 million customers) and reduce costs.  Business performance was improved beyond targets and firm foundations were laid for ongoing improvements.  A new domestic satellite was launched (Palapa-D) which further increased the service and revenue of the company.  Launched converged services and converged customer support/billing.  Develped mobile financial services including micro-finacing.