MEF Chairman Emeritus Ralph Simon Named to "Mobile Entertainment Top 50" List of Global Wireless Industry Executives for Second Year in a Row
LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Ralph Simon, Chairman Emeritus & Founder of the MEF
Americas, executive board member of Iconmobile and a pioneer in the
ringtone and mobile content business, has been named by the authoritative
international publication Mobile Entertainment as one of the top 50 mobile
entertainment executives in the world for the second year in a row.
Simon, who this past year ran the mobile strategy for the global Live8 concerts, interfacing with
partners America Online, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, was lauded for his
extensive deal-making skills and strategic initiatives in advancing the
mobile industry. Simon serves as chairman emeritus for the Americas
division of the Mobile Entertainment
Forum, a worldwide trade association promoting the mobile entertainment
and content industry, which held one of its major meetings this week in
Hong Kong during the 3G World Congress and ITU Telecom World.
Simon, a true global citizen who lives in London, an inveterate traveller
with offices in Los Angeles and Berlin, was the founder of ringtone pioneer
YourMobile, which was sold to Universal Music Group, rebranded Moviso, and
is now InfoSpace Mobile, the leading mobile content distributors in the
USA. He began his career as co-founder of legendary indie music company
Zomba whose record label Jive Records and music publishing company are both
now a part of Sony BMG.
Mobile Entertainment is the leading global mobile content publication based
in the UK. Its editors polled dozens of content insiders to come up with
its list. The aim was to identify visionary thinkers and senior execs whose
decisions shape the future of mobile content. Other leaders named in the
same list include Phillip Alvelda (MobiTV), Trip Hawkins (Digital
Chocolate), Lucy Hood (Fox Mobile), Wang Jianzhou (China Mobile), Steve
Jobs (Apple), Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm), Takeshi Natsuno (NTT DoCoMo) and
Neeraj Roy (Hungama India).
For more information, please contact Ralph Simon at email@example.com.
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