Marcel Vonarburg

Board Adviser

Marcel Vonarburg is a Swiss national with industry experience spanning 30 years in telecommunications. In his last appointment, he led the Data Networks, Infrastructure, Managed Services, and Network Sharing divisions at Ooredoo Group, Qatar. He deployed $275M in CapEx and managed $125M to $175M in OpEx per year. Marcel helped Ooredoo divest (sell and lease back) of 5,000 Telecom towers in Java, Indonesia and Myanmar / Burma. He also helped divest 80 percent of an orbital satellite. Collectively these actions raised $1.2B.

Marcel’s track record spans 46 countries, including negotiating a mobile network licence in Sudan, building a green field network in Armenia, and leading the Post-Merger Integration of Ooredoo Kuwait and Fastnet Kuwait. He fixes organisational problems and optimizes operations.

At present Marcel consults to, and holds various directorship roles in, companies he acquired in the UK and Switzerland. He has recently exited one of his companies. Marcel has also held the role of Chief Transformation Officer with the focus of Pre- and Post-Acquisition Corporate Transformation, Integration, and Growth

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours; Major – Electronic Engineering (UK), a MBA (UK), an E-MBA (INSEAD), an E-MBA ( Tsinghua, China), and a Masters of Research in Finance Accounting (UK). Marcel is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng, IET, UK). .