Simon Duffy has held a number of non-executive and executive roles in both listed and unlisted companies across a number of industries. His current directorships include Wizz Air Holdings Plc, Modern Times Group AB and Nordic Entertainment AB.
His executive roles have included: Executive Chairman of Tradus Plc; Executive Vice Chairman of Virgin Media Group; CFO of Orange SA; Chief Executive of End2End Holdings AS; Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive WorldOnline International BV; and Deputy Chairman and Group Finance Director at Thorn EMI Plc.
Paolo Dal Pino
Mr. Dal Pino has held a number of executive positions, operational and financial roles across a range of multinational businesses. He currently is chairman of the board of the Italian Serie A soccer League.
Until January 2018, he was CEO of Prometeon Tyre Group, the industrial tyre business divested from the Pirelli Group. Previously he was President of Pirelli America Latina for five years.
He has more than 25 years' experience in the TMT industry. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Wind, the Italian mobile and broadband operator; President of the Latin American operations of the Telecom Italia Group; President of Tim Brazil, Chief Executive Officer of the Seat Group and Managing Director of the Espresso Group. He has been member of the board of SACE and Terna SpA, the Italian national grid and of a number of listed and non listed international companies.
Mr. Dafna joined Telit in 2003 and took an active role in Telit's IPO on the AIM in 2005 and in other fundraisings that the company undertook since then.
Mr. Dafna held the position of Group CFO from February 2007 to June 2012, following which he became Chief Corporate Development Officer with responsibility for all M&A activity in the Telit Group. In 2016, he became also COO, with responsibility of all operation and purchasing activities. In November 2017, he was appointed to the Board as Finance Director. Mr. Dafna holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the College of Management Academic Studies (Rishon LeZion, Israel), an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Gil Sharon has held a number of executive, operational and marketing roles in several companies, especially in the Telecom sector.
Gil is currently the chair-man of the board and CEO of Golan Telecom, an Israeli cellular company (MNO).
He was President & CEO of Pelephone Communications LTD until 2016, since 2005, one of Israel's largest cellular operators.
Prior to Pelephone Sharon served as deputy CEO and CMO of Barak 013 an ISP and international long-distance operator.
Sharon started his career as a business consultant at Shaldor, one of Israel’s leading strategy consulting firms.
Mr. Sharon has More than 25 years' experience in the telecommunications industry, leading companies to success, developing strategies, and managing operations of major telecom companies in Israel.
Gil has served as board member of a range of companies, including YES (a cable TV company) Bezeq international and others.
He also serves as board member in several charity organizations.
Sharon holds an M.B.A from Tel-Aviv University and B.A in Economics and Business from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Sharon is 55 years old. He is married and a father to 2 children.
Mr. Patuano held a number of positions in Telecom industry including Group CFO, Group COO and CEO of Telecom Italia. Between 2013 and 2016 has been Board Member of the GSMA where he acted as Chairman of the GSMA Regulatory Group and member of the GSMA Strategy Group.
Until 2016 he has been also board member of the telecom Italia Foundation, of the Bocconi University Foundation, of the European Institute for Oncology, and he cooperated with several universities in Italy and United States, publishing articles on the evolution of the telecommunications business model. Between 2017-2019 he has been CEO of Edizione, the industrial holding of the Benetton family. Since 2017 he is Board member of AC Milan SpA. And from July 2018 he has been Chairman of the Board of Cellnex Telecom S.A.
Mr. Patuano hold a degree in Finance and Business from the Bocconi University – Milan, and he completed his studies with several post academic courses in EU and USA
Harald Rösch is Chief Executive Officer of Melita (Malta) joining in April 2016. He was previously CEO of blizoo (Bulgaria, 2014-15), Kabel Baden-Württemberg (Germany, 2009-2012) and HanseNet (Germany, 2003-2008).
Prior to this he held management positions in Telecom Italia and Infostrada and worked with McKinsey&Co for 6 years. His experience in non-executive Board positions include Sky Germany, Internetstores, United Digital Group and SEAT Pagine Gialle. Mr. Rösch has degrees in Business Administration from ESB Reutlingen and ESC Reims and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
He is married with 2 children.
Anthony Dixon was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of FTSE 250 technology company Pace plc between 1997 and 2016. A member of the Executive Committee, he oversaw all the Pace Group’s material international corporate acquisitions, was responsible for Pace’s IPR licensing and patent portfolio and was a board officer of all the Group’s material international subsidiaries. He was Chairman of the IPR Module of the Geneva based Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project between 2002-2016 and corporate member representative to the Audio-Visual Anti-Piracy Alliance (formerly AEPOC) 2000-2016.
Mr. Dixon trained as a lawyer with global law firm Ashurst and following qualification as a solicitor specialized in M&A, private equity and corporate finance for a six-year period. During this time he was seconded to the London Stock Exchange as a Regulatory Adviser (1992-1994) before moving in-house as Group Commercial Solicitor at Yorkshire Water plc. He currently is a board member or trustee of a number of charitable bodies local to his home City of York, England.
Anthony has an MA degree in Law from Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) and is married with 3 children.
Mr. Yang is the founder and CEO of China Fusion Capital ("Fusion Capital"), the parent company of Run Liang Tai Management Limited ("RLT"). In addition, he is the CEO of Yidian Zixun ("Particle News"), a leading news aggregation platform.
Mr. Yang holds a number of directorship in the IoT sector, including Sunsea AIoT Technology Co. Ltd. and Ayla Networks, Inc. Furthermore, he brings 25 years of experience in investment and financial markets. He served as Chairman and CEO of Ping'an Securites, and was previously with CITIC Securities in China.
Mr. Yang holds B.A. in City Planning from Tongji University in China, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.