Acision names CEO
Dubai, October 15, 2007
Acision has announced the appointment of Rory Buckley as chief executive officer (CEO).
Acision, the messaging and charging company of choice for over 300 network operators and service providers worldwide, was formed in June 2007 following the purchase of LogicaCMG’s Telecoms Products division for £265 million ($525 million) by a consortia led by Atlantic Bridge and Access Industries.
Buckley joins Acision from Ericsson where his accomplishments over 30 years have seen him advance from technical trainee to top executive positions across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific, including tenures as executive vice-president Middle East and Africa, executive vice-president USA and finally president and head of Ericsson, North East Asia.
Buckley is taking over from Chris McDermott who leaves the company to pursue new opportunities.
Larry Quinn, chairman for Acision, commented on the appointment:
“In acquiring Acision at the start of this year we demonstrated our belief in the potential for the messaging market and in Rory we believe we have found the right leader to take the company forward.
“We thank Chris for his hard work in driving the company to where it is today, and look forward to welcoming Rory to lead the team in Acision’s next phase of consolidating its global market leadership as the experts in messaging and charging.”
Rory Buckley commented: “Since its launch, Acision has often been described as a half-billion dollar start up, and as such it offers an exciting leadership opportunity.
“From a firm market leadership position we are perfectly equipped to undertake innovative product development in the areas of messaging and charging to ensure we continue to support our customers’ market strategies.
“On a personal note I am excited at the opportunity to lead Acision through its next stage of development and to work closely with the team as we continue to make the name Acision synonymous with innovation, assured. This will ultimately contribute to our customers’ growth and success.”
Established in June 2007, Acision launched with more than 300 clients, serving over one billion customers worldwide.
Renowned for its progressive, exciting and agile philosophy of innovation along with assured service delivery, Acision enables network operators, service providers, broadband operators and content owners to increase revenues, enhance customer loyalty and capitalise on the opportunities offered by convergence.
With over 43 years of experience, Acision leads the market in Intuitive Messaging, Intelligent Charging, Content Enablement and Customer Intelligence Management. Acision is the partner of choice in high volume mobile data services with over 50 per cent of global messaging traffic generated through its platforms.
Acision was formed following the purchase of LogicaCMG’s Telecoms Products business for £265 million ($525 million), by a consortium led by Atlantic Bridge Ventures and Access Industries.
The company employs approximately 1,700 people in 22 countries across six continents, and launched as a half billion US dollar company. TradeArabia News Service