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Mr Chris Gabriel

  • Mr Chris Gabriel
  • Former CEO
  • Zain Africa
  • Australia
  • Panel Session
  • PSD2 : Mobile Technology and Productivity in the Enterprise
  • Jupiter 9
  • Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:45 - 12:15
  • Moderator

Ranked three years in a row by “Global Telecoms Business“ in the Global Top 100 most influential people in the Telecommunications Industry and acknowledged as the pioneer of cross-border Mobile Commerce in Africa, Chris is an MBA qualified, internationally applauded business entrepreneur with a formal education spanning Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Law and Technology. He has over 25 years Board leadership experience heading up Commercial, Corporate, Strategy, Finance and Technology divisions as well as major group wide transformation programs for global industry leading icons such as SingTel Optus and the Zain Group. Chris is an entrusted advisor to private equity funds and banks such as Macquarie Bank; having amassed a library of international M&A, business turnaround, transformation and growth experience. Giving full credit to the passion, drive and professionalism of his people, Chris has been accredited by industry and country leaders alike for achieving near impossible business feats – such as rolling out mobile telecommunications across Africa - leading and growing a business that was recently sold for US$ 10.7 Billion. Chris has developed extensive cross-cultural leadership expertise having worked across Africa, US, ANZ, Asia, Europe and the Middle East traversing industries from Telecommunications, Consulting, Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy and Investment Banking. Chris is currently Chairman of Alive Mobile, transforming businesses through the development of Mobile Apps. He is also Chairman of Clean Power Systems, an alternative energy solutions provider and is a Director of several other companies delivering voice recording and web conferencing solutions globally. With an amiable and “growth centric“ leadership style that is inclusive yet decisive, Chris attacks challenges with passion and vigor - focusing on growth opportunities and building Customer loyalty, uniqueness of brand and value propositions that ensure sustainable competitive advantage.