Devas Multimedia has assembled a world-class team of management, investors, and directors with expertise in advanced satellite communications and multimedia services.
Lawrence T. Babbio, Chairman
Mr. Babbio is former Vice Chairman and President of Verizon, the largest telecommunications operator in the United States with over US$ 110 billion in revenues. He is a Senior Adviser to Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm that has invested more than $40 billion including in Bharti Televentures, the leading mobile operator in India. Mr. Babbio began his communications career with New Jersey Bell Telephone. He served in a variety of positions in engineering, network construction, and technology development with New Jersey Bell and AT&T. He was then elected Vice Chairman of Bell Atlantic Corporation. Under his leadership, Bell Atlantic substantially increased the size and scope of its US and international wireless holdings. Mr. Babbio served on the Board of Hewlett Packard and ARAMARK. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Ramachandran Viswanathan, President and CEO
Forge Advisors; Cidera; WorldSpace; McKinsey & Co; Goldman Sachs & Co.
Mr. Viswanathan has over 20 years in executive roles with Internet and Satellite Communications companies launching new products and services. Prior to Devas, he was the Managing Director of Forge Advisors, a strategic consultancy and venture capital/technology incubator (2002 onwards). Prior to Forge Advisors he served as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Cidera, a leader in Broadband Internet Content Distribution (1999-2002); Prior to Cidera, he was Senior Vice President, Strategy & Marketing at WorldSpace, a pioneer in Digital Satellite Radio (1997-2000); Prior to WorldSpace, Mr. Viswanathan was at McKinsey & Company, a global strategic management consultancy firm (1990-1997); He has also held positions at Goldman Sachs, a top-tier investment banking and management firm. Mr. Viswanathan is a fellow of several academies including IAA (International Academy of Astronautics), IETE (Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers) and BES. He holds an MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management in Finance & Marketing; M.S., Stanford University in Engineering; and B.S., University of Maryland in Electrical Engineering & Economics.
Augusto Pellarini, Chief Financial Officer
Deutsche Telekom AG; T-Mobile International AG; Arthur Andersen Business Consulting GmbH; Struktur & Management Partner GmbH; Borgers AG.
Mr. Pellarini has over 15 Years of experience in Audit, Business Consulting and Corporate Finance. Prior to Devas, he was Senior Manager Strategic Finance at Deutsche Telekom AG/T-Mobile International AG and was responsible for M&A projects, Budget and Business Planning projects worldwide (2002-2009). He was responsible for all Impairment Testing activities at T-Mobile International AG. Prior to Deutsche Telekom, Mr. Pellarini was Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen supporting telecommunications firms Telefónica, VoiceStream and Deutsche Telekom AG (2000-2002) in setting up post merger integration controlling processes like financial planning and analytics and establishing shared services center for group wide accounting services. Prior to that he worked with Struktur & Management Partner GmbH, a consultancy company based in Cologne (Germany) specialized in turnaround management and expanding into new markets like India (1995-1998). Before this he worked with Borgers AG (1993-1994), a German headquartered automotive supplier out of the Madrid (Spain) subsidiary Borgers S.A. as key account for Volkswagen AG. Mr. Pellarini has a M.Sc. of Economics from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and B.A in Business Administration from FH Gelsenkirchen. He belongs to the first year of attendees of group wide Deutsche Telekom AG Young Professional Program Finance (YPPF) for Finance youngsters (2004-2005) at Deutsche Telekom AG in collaboration with the ebs (European Business School РGermany). He is member of the German Executive Round (GER) in Washington, DC. He is a friend of the IESE Alumni association in Washington, DC. He completed additional education on leadership topics at the IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain).
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