Patrick George | EVP Product & Business Development, iBASIS & Group Chief Strategy Officer
Tofane Global

Patrick George, EVP Product & Business Development, iBASIS & Group Chief Strategy Officer, Tofane Global

Patrick is leading iBASIS product and service roadmap as such is responsible for evaluating product and partnership strategies that are likely to provide opportunities for iBasis to enhance its portfolio and market position. He’s also leading and overseeing iBasis’ innovation across multiple teams.

Patrick was also instrumental in the completion of both acquisitions, iBASIS and Altice N.V. International Carriers in France, Portugal and Dominican Republic. He worked very closely with Tofane Global CEO and investors during the transactions with Royal KPN N.V and Altice N.V which resulted in the merger of the 4 entities, making the new iBASIS, 3rd largest global wholesale voice carrier. 

Patrick brings to iBasis over 20 years of hands-on experience in telecommunications, mobile data product development, marketing strategy, management and team leadership globally. 

Formerly, he served as SVP Global Solutions at Syniverse helping the company, just after the acquisition by Carlyle, to structure and grow outside North America. He also created the consulting product line for Syniverse.  Prior to that he was SVP marketing and product management at BICS, with profit and loss accountability, including the overall global product management - voice, messaging, Mobile data - across segment and was responsible for all the marketing related activities and strategy. He was also member of i3 Forum Steering Committee. Patrick served as senior consultant for mobile ecosystems at PCCW, responsible for defining the strategy to penetrate the mobile operators segment with new portfolio. In the past, Patrick has worked as senior consultant to various telecommunication companies and spoke at many international communications conferences and summits.

Additionally, Patrick enjoyed 20 years of classical music in symphonic orchestra  

Patrick received a BS degree in Civil Engineering in Computer Science from University of Liège and followed executive education programs in B2B Marketing at Vlerick School and Marketing in telecommunications at INSEAD.

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