MONTREAL, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - OmniGlobe Networks, Inc., the privately
held telecommunications company specialized in delivering cellular, broadband
Internet and VoIP services globally, today announces the appointment of
Robert Bouchard to its Board of Directors. Mr. Bouchard was elected Non
Executive Director in August of this year.
"With a career spanning nearly 30 years with Bell Canada and BCI, Robert
(Bouchard) brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to our company, having
held numerous managerial and executive positions in operations, customer
services, and capital and expense portfolio management within the largest
telecommunications company in Canada. He has in-depth industry, business and
operational knowledge and will undoubtedly play a key role in OmniGlobe's
growth in Canadian and international markets. We are delighted to have him
join our board." said Jason Neale, Chief Executive Officer.
Robert Bouchard added, "I am thrilled to be joining one of the most
promising telecommunications companies in Canada. I am impressed with the
team's motivation, dedication and ingenuity in creating new solutions for the
remote markets globally. I am really looking forward to contributing to their
As Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Bell Canada
International Inc., Robert Bouchard was responsible for the operational
performance of BCI's worldwide investments and overall corporate performance.
He was instrumental in growing the cellular user base in South Korea (with
Hansol PCS) and Taiwan (with KGT Telecom), from 0 user to 2.5 million
subscribers in two years. Robert enjoyed similar success in Colombia, Brazil
and Mexico and successfully negotiated the sale of BCI's shares in Telecom
Americas to America Movil, one of the largest corporations in Latin America.
About Robert Bouchard
Robert Bouchard's illustrious career started in 1976, when he joined
Bell Canada and held a number of line and staff managerial positions in
outside plant engineering, construction and contract administration focusing
on Bell's operations in Canada.
In 1984, he joined Bell Canada International, Inc. (BCI), a subsidiary of
the Bell Canada group of companies whose principal activity is to own, develop
and operate advanced communication systems. As Chief Engineering Advisor in
Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, his responsibilities included designing and building
over two million lines for the Telephone Expansion Plan (T.E.P) of
Returning to Canada three years later, Robert Bouchard was appointed
Assistant Vice-President, budget & results with overall responsibility for the
capital and expenses portfolio of Bell Canada Quebec Region, then advanced to
the role of General Manager, installation & repair and customer services.
During his time as General Manager, he was given responsibility for
supervising over 700 people, and for overseeing over 1.5 million customers in
the Montreal area.
From January 1993 until July 2000, Robert Bouchard was Vice-President of
operations support at BCI, successfully managing major international
telecommunications ventures in Asia specially with China Unicom in Shandong
province, South America with the Axtel Group in Mexico and in Brazil with
Telecom Americas before being appointed Executive Vice-President & Chief
Operating Officer (C.O.O) with overall responsibility for the business
strategy, operational performance of the company's worldwide investments as
well as corporate performance.
Mr. Robert Bouchard's advisory roles include Senior Consultant to the
President of SR Telecom, a WiMAX equipment provider located in Montreal,
Quebec, and he is also presently a director of Montreal's Airport, which
oversees the management of Montreal's two international airports, Trudeau and
Mr. Bouchard holds a degree in Applied Sciences with advanced training as
a Business Executive in Finance, from Duke University, N.C., USA and Executive
Development, from the Centre for Management, Banff, Alberta, CANADA.
About OmniGlobe Networks
Founded in 2004 and based in Montreal, Quebec, OmniGlobe Networks, Inc.
is a global telecommunications company that provides reliable and affordable
cellular, wireless broadband Internet and VoIP services to geographic regions
around the world where terrestrial telecommunications are unavailable,
unreliable or simply too expensive. Combining the most advanced wireless,
satellite and cellular technologies with its own proprietary network
management and bandwidth optimization techniques, OmniGlobe's solution enables
Internet Service Providers (ISP) and local operators to offer fast, reliable
broadband Internet services to consumers and business customers. In
partnership, OmniGlobe provides the R&D, network design, equipment,
installation, and 24/7 monitoring; while local operators handle service
agreements, first line customer support and billing. For more information,
contact the company at 6600 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 750, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada, H9R-4S2, tel: +1 514 693-8949, email: email@example.com or visit the
company web site at www.omniglobe.com.
For further information:
For further information: Elsa Lebey, (514) 693-8949, ext. 203,