Guavus Welcomes Australian Business Leader Bob Mansfield to its Industry Advisory Board
Singapore – October 09, 2013 – Guavus Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions, has announced that Bob Mansfield, a distinguished Australian business leader, has joined Guavus’ Industry Advisory Board. Mansfield joins several other industry experts whose experience and insight serve to keep Guavus at the forefront of the rapidly evolving big data landscape for global operators.
Mansfield has a long history of leadership in Australia, including as Chief Executive of Optus Communications, and non-executive Chairman of Telstra Corporation. As Founding CEO of Optus, Mansfield grew Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier to an organisation with over 4,000 staff, annualised revenue of $ 1.8 billion and a break even profit position. In 2000, he was honoured with an Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian business and economic development, and to the telecommunications industry.
“I am extremely honoured to welcome Bob Mansfield to our Industry Advisory Board”, said Anukool Lakhina, founder of Guavus. “With his deep experience in Australia and Asia Pacific, Bob brings a valuable depth of industry expertise and internationalism to Guavus. The Asia Pacific region, with its embrace of mobile, its economic success and bright future, is hugely important to Guavus. Bob will contribute substantially as we expand our investment and operations across Asia and Australia.”
“Australia and the whole of Asia Pacific are seeing such rapid growth and adoption of digital and mobile technologies. The mobilization of payments, advertising and commerce are changing the dynamics of business and how people live, work and play. I’m very excited to be advising Guavus on how we can best understand and be a part of these changes using data as the key,” noted Bob Mansfield.
Mansfield’s experience extends beyond telecommunications and includes several senior roles at other leading Australian firms including; Chairman of McDonalds Australia, Chief Executive at John Fairfax Holdings, and several Reil Corporate companies including, Lilypak, Sunbeam/Victa and Wormald International. Mansfield has also held several senior advisory positions within the Federal Government of Australia including the Operating Charter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and consultant to the Prime Minister's office, as Major Projects Facilitator and Strategic Investment Co-ordinator.
Mansfield holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (accounting) from the University of New South Wales, Kensington, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Accountants and is a Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA).