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Founder & Director at Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa
Mikkel Vinter is CEO & Founder of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA), the leading MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) group in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and he is based in the group headquarter in Dubai Internet City, UAE.
VMMEA launched the first MVNO in the region in April 2009 in Oman, as is today operating there as well as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and South Africa. The group is currently rolling out additional operations across multiple regional markets to continue delivering on the group’s vision of being the leading network-independent mobile telecommunication provider in the region.
Mikkel has worked in the telecommunications industry over the last 20-plus years. The past 10 years have been in the Middle East region, and prior to his current role at VMMEA, Mikkel held the role of Chief Commercial Officer for second GSM operator Nawras in Oman.
Before moving to the Middle East, Mikkel has worked for leading international telecom operators in Asia, Scandinavia & Western Europe, where he has held senior management roles or successful market-leaders as well as start-up organisations.