Data analytics solutions provider, Guavus has roped in Australian business leader, Bob Mansfield, to its Industry Advisory Board.
As Guavus looks to expands operations across Asia Pacific, Mansfield, as per Anukool Lakhina, founder of Guavus, “will contribute substantially” as the company expands its investment and operations across Asia and Australia.
“With his deep experience in Australia and Asia Pacific, Bob brings a valuable depth of industry expertise and internationalism to Guavus. The Asia Pacific region, with its embrace of mobile, its economic success and bright future, is hugely important to Guavus,” Lakhina was quoted as saying in an official release.
Mansfield brings with him an array of leadership experience across categories – media, telecom, QSR – which includes being the founding CEO of Optus Communications; non-executive Chairman of Telstra Corporation; Chairman of McDonald’s Australia; Chief Executive at John Fairfax Holdings, and several Reil Corporate companies including, Lilypak, Sunbeam/Victa and Wormald International.
Australia and the whole of APAC region, according to Mansfield, are undergoing a rapid growth and adoption digital and mobile technologies. The mobilization of payments, advertising and commerce are changing the dynamics of business and how people live, work and play. Expressing “excitement” on coming on board, Mansfield said, “I’m very excited to be advising Guavus on how we can best understand and be a part of these changes using data as the key.”
Mansfield has also held several senior advisory positions within the Federal Government of Australia including the Operating Charter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and consultant to the Prime Minister’s office, as Major Projects Facilitator and Strategic Investment Co-ordinator.
As a part of its expansion plans, Guavus recently appointed former NetApp EVP, Manish Goel as the new CEO.
Guavus was founded in 2006 by PhD-holder Lakhina, who is credited have created the logarithm that is the whole basis for the Guavus technology, and then “raised nearly US$100m in funding.”