The Board of Directors of Neomobile SPA, the international group operating in the digital entertainment for mobile industry, today announces the appointment of Riccardo Jelmini as new CEO of Neomobile Group

Before Neomobile, Riccardo Jelmini held the position of Executive Director, Cloud & Over The Top Services of Telecom Italia Digital Solutions.

Riccardo has a long experience in Telecom Italia Group, where he covered a wide range of roles and responsibilities: marketing & communication, sales and operations, both in Consumer and Business segment.

He joined Telecom Group in 2005 as the Head of Service Creation & Handset of TIM Marketing & Sales division. Subsequently, he was responsible for Marketing Multimedia Services of Telecom Italia, later becoming Executive Vice President of Telecom Italia Mobile VAS Division and VAS & Device Director.

During these years he gained important experiences in the development, launch and management of all platforms and services in the following business areas: digital content, mobile advertising, web & new media, big data and cloud marketplace services, but also in the development and management of the mobile terminals portfolio of the Group.

Previously, since year 2000, he worked as Senior Engagement Manager in the strategic consulting firm Value Partners, where he was focused on turnaround projects, M&A operations, strategic and business planning for different industries, both in Italy and abroad.

This strategy shift in Neomobile, comes from the need to innovate the company’s business model, through the scouting of new opportunities offered by the digital market and the creation of new services for telcos, long-time business partners of the group. A change of route for Neomobile that will keep its focus on the digital content industry, launching at the same time a targeted diversification aiming to enhance its own digital skills and those of its partners in other areas such as: online & video advertising, apps for end users, digital solutions for companies such as customer digital engagement, web presence, social media management, digital advertising and more.

The CEO has been given, in line with the previous organization, all the powers for the ordinary management of the Company and the Group.

Claudio Rossi, Co-founder of Neomobile and former CEO, will continue its collaboration serving as Board Member of Neomobile Group and becoming Vice President Startup Engagement. He will enable and catalyze innovation at Neomobile through development of relationship with the startup ecosystem.