LONDON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Dharmapalan has been appointed to lead Ernst & Young's Global Telecommunications Center.
In his new role, Jonathan will be responsible for leading a team of over 2,000 telecoms specialists across the world, in their work with the world's leading operators.
"As the telecommunications sector turn to new sources of growth, operators are facing new challenges and opportunities associated with data traffic and delivering services focused on their customers. I look forward to helping our clients to become market leaders in these challenging but exciting times," says Jonathan Dharmapalan.
In his 25-year career Jonathan has served some of the largest companies in the telecommunications sector. He has served his clients from the early days of divestiture and privatizations through the years of unprecedented growth of wireless and broadband technologies. Jonathan also has significant experience in the related sectors of Technology, Media and Entertainment, and until recently, was leading Ernst & Young's Telecommunications Center in Beijing, before joining the Global Telecommunications Center.
Commenting on the appointment, Steve Almassy, Global Vice Chair at Ernst & Young says, "We are delighted that Jonathan will be leading the Global Telecommunications Center. His experience and knowledge of the sector will ensure he is well-placed to advise our clients."
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The California Institute of Technology. Jonathan began his career in telecommunications at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
About Ernst & Young's Global Telecommunications Center
In a rapidly changing environment, telecommunications operators are facing the challenges of growth, operational efficiency, convergence, technology and increasing regulatory pressures. Ernst & Young's Global Telecommunications Center brings together a worldwide team of professionals to help you achieve your potential – a team with deep technical experience in providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The Center works to anticipate markets trends, identify the implications and develop points of view on relevant industry issues. Ultimately, it enables us to help you meet your goals and compete more effectively. It's how Ernst & Young makes a difference.
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