READING, England, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Former COO Steps up to Chief Executive Position to Accelerate Acision's Leading Role in Mobile Data and Next Generation Messaging
Acision, a world leader in mobile data, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jorgen Nilsson to Chief Executive. In his new role, the former COO will focus on the day to day leadership of the company, driving innovation and capitalising on the growing opportunities in the mobile data market.
As an industry veteran, Nilsson has more than 30 years experience in senior executive roles at leading blue chip companies including Ericsson and Compaq. He will be instrumental in driving Acision forward as it strengthens its position across the mobile data ecosystem.
Nilsson assumes his new position with immediate effect, succeeding Rory Buckley who has stepped down from Acision. Larry Quinn, Chairman at Acision, said, "It gives me great pleasure to announce Jorgen Nilsson's progression to his new role to head up Acision as it continues to successfully lead the charge in the mobile data market. It was an opportune time to transition Acision's leadership and Jorgen will now work with the rest of our committed executive team to drive the business to the next level. Jorgen's passion, industry knowledge, breadth of experience and close senior relationships within the telecom sector will enable us to build on our solid customer base and develop our already strong next generation products portfolio."
Commenting on his appointment, Jorgen Nilsson said: "Acision has an enviable global customer portfolio and is ideally placed to support our customers in successfully monetising their data services. I am excited to be given the chance to work with such a dedicated group of people to drive leadership, operational excellence and take the company forward to next phase of business relevance. This will provide the foundation to positioning Acision as a world leader in the mobile data."
Prior to joining Acision as COO, Nilsson worked for over 10 years at Ericsson where his most recent position was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Vodafone's Global Customer Unit. In this role, Nilsson was responsible for the management of Vodafone Group's 21 operators, as well as driving economies of scale across Ericsson's global sales, marketing, technology and operational teams. Nilsson was also previously part of Ericsson Group's Extended Executive Team.
NOTES TO EDITORS
As a world leader in mobile data, Acision powers innovation and profitable growth in mobile data services. As a pioneer of mobile messaging, Acision's real time mobile data solutions support its customers worldwide to drive new revenues with innovative services while controlling, optimising and monetising data traffic. For more information, visit Acision at http://www.acision.com
SOURCE Acision UK Ltd