co-founders & major shareholders

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Gianluca Verin

Founder and CEO

Gianluca Verin is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Athonet. He wrote Athonet’s first mobile core network code in 2005 which evolved into the full, professional-grade mobile core network available today. Gianluca has overall responsibility for Athonet’s global business including strategy and growth in new markets. Prior to Athonet, Gianluca was a solution engineer and technical support engineer at Ericsson. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universitá degli Studi di Padova and an MSc in Decision Support Systems from University of Sunderland.

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Karim El Malki

Founder and CSO

Karim El Malki is the chief strategy officer and co-founder of Athonet.
He is a veteran of Ericsson where he was a systems expert for Mobile Data and a senior researcher.
Karim was a lecturer and assistant for Mobile Communications at The University of Sheffield and has a degree in Electrical Engineering/Microelectronics/Communications from Brunel University in London and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications/Computer Science from The University of Sheffield.

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the team

People are the key of our success

Matteo Canale
Director, Services
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Stefano Cocco
Vice President, Sales
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Rakesh Dave
Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa
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Sandro Festa
Chief Operating Officer
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Massimiliano Gianesin
Director, Special Projects
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Aline Loiseau
Managing Director Athonet France
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Nanda Menon
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Chief Executive Officer Athonet UK
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Daniele Munaretto
Director, Research and Innovation
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Simon O’Donnell
President Athonet USA
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Kunal Patil
Executive Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific
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Filippo Silva Athonet
Filippo Silva
Director, Products and R&D
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