OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ("Elephant Talk" or the "Company"), a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber security solutions, today announced the appointment of Yves van Sante to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective June 1, 2014. Mr. Van Sante fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Johan Dejager. Prior to his appointment, Mr. van Sante had served as an observer to the Board since August 1, 2011. From October 24, 2006 to August 1, 2011, Mr. van Sante was a member of the Elephant Talk Board.
Mr Steven van der Velden, Chairman and CEOof Elephant Talk stated, "Our Company is grateful for the years Johan Dejager served us. His wealth of experience and industry knowledge created value for our entire organization. We are pleased to welcome Yves van Sante to the Board and look forward to him providing us assistance based on his vast experience in telecommunications, marketing and investing. Based on his intimate knowledge of our company, we expect him to begin making contributions immediately in helping to further commercialize our technology."
Yves van Santeworkedfrom 1987 until 1993 as Sales and Marketing manager Central Europe at 3C Communications in Luxemburg, where he launched Credit Card Telephony across Europe. Following this he led the Public Telephony business unit at Belgacom, the Belgium incumbent. In 1994, he co-founded InTouch Telecom. As its managing director he was responsible for business development, sales and marketing. In 1999, InTouch was sold to GTS, a pan European Telecom operator. Mr. van Sante became vice-president Business Services GTS (London), where he consolidated acquisitions and turned the voice Telco around into an IP operator. In 2000 he became Managing Director of Eport, a call center owned by the Port of Ostend. He is a founder of Q.A.T. Investments, which is one of the major shareholders of the Company. He studied management, marketing and communications in Belgium and The Netherlands.
About Elephant Talk Communications Corp.: Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK), is a global provider of mobile proprietary Software Defined Network Architecture (Software DNA® 2.0) platforms for the telecommunications industry. The Company empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Enablers (MVNEs) and Aggregators (MVNAs) with a full suite of applications, superior Industry Expertise and high quality Customer Service without substantial upfront investment. Elephant Talk counts several of the world's leading Mobile Network Operators amongst its customers, including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Zain and Iusacell. Visit: www.elephanttalk.com.
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