Steffens Joins Truphone as CEO

Truphone has today announced the appointment of Ralph Steffens as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while former CEO, Steve Robertson has been appointed as Executive Chairman and CEO of Strategic Partnerships. Steffens has nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. Steffens’ last assignment was with Indian telecommunications company, Reliance Jio Infocom as `President and Chief Operating Officer’ based in Mumbai, India.

Steffens, now based in London, will work with Steve Robertson and the rest of the management team at Truphone, leading the strategic direction of the company and further growing its international reach and improving the service offering to its customers.

Steffens has held senior positions at some of the world’s leading telecoms companies, including NBN Co Limited, BT, Colt Telecom and most recently, Reliance Jio Infocom, heading up operations in various regions including Europe, India and Australia.

Ralph Steffens, CEO of Truphone said: “It is a privilege to be appointed as CEO of Truphone, a company with an industry-changing service offering based on its unique global mobile footprint. Under Steve’s leadership, Truphone has developed and expanded its offering, extending both its geographical and market reach. I am looking forward to the challenge of continuing the company’s strategy and helping it meet its huge growth potential.”

Steve Robertson, Executive Chairman and CEO, Strategic Partnerships at Truphone said: “We are delighted to welcome on board Ralph, whose experience of the telecoms industry, which spans nearly two decades, can help us take Truphone to the next level, cementing our position as the first truly global mobile network. His knowledge and experience of working in many countries across Europe and Asia-Pacific will prove invaluable to the company. I am also excited about focussing my attention on our partnership business, enabling me to develop relations with our existing and prospective partners.”

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David Dungay

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