1 min read.Updated: 21 Sep 2016, 12:28 AM ISTAnuradha
CEO Sameet Gupte said Akhavan's extensive experience across management, product development, international sales, and marketing will add valuable perspective to Servion
New Delhi: Servion Global Solutions, a customer experience management firm backed by private equity firm Everstone Capital, Monday named Hamid Akhavan as an independent director.
Akhavan, based in US, is a former chief executive officer of T-Mobile International. He is also a former CEO of Unify GmbH & Co. KG and a chief operating officer & chairman of the executive operating board of Deutsche Telekom Group.
“His proven leadership abilities and his domain knowledge will add valuable depth to our strategic thinking, as Servion is set to strengthen its brand further, and consolidate its leading market position," said Puneet Pushkarna, chairman of Servion Global Solutions.
“Akhavan’s extensive experience across management, product development, international sales, and marketing, as well as technology and procurement, will add valuable perspective to Servion at a time of exciting growth prospects," Servion CEO Sameet Gupte added.
Akhavan’s appointment comes as Servion is expanding its presence in key markets such as the US and the UK.
Servion, which is owned by Evertech (an special purpose vehicle of Everstone Capital and Solmark), is looking to double its revenues in next four years, the statement said. With assets under management of $3.3 billion, Everstone is a Southeast Asia focused private equity and real estate investment firm. It has around 200 people working across five offices including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mauritius.