Founding member of MTN Group, Zunaid Bulbulia, joins Kirusa’s Advisory Board

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Telecom visionary and Former GCOE of MTN group to advise Kirusa on its Africa expansion

Zunaid Bulbulia

Kirusa has proven itself to be an innovative provider of mobile applications that are being adopted by users, and that can be leveraged by network operators to build new services while enhancing existing ones.

Kirusa, a global leader in telecom and social media solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Zunaid Bulbulia to its advisory board.

Zunaid, one of the founding members of the MTN Group, has over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. As CEO of MTN South Africa and Group Chief Operations Executive (GCOE) for the MTN Group, he bolstered the group’s competitive position in its markets in Africa and the Middle East. He is currently the non-executive Director of the Huge group and a member of the company’s audit committee.

Zunaid says, “The growth in the use of the Internet-enabled smartphones in Africa will be enormous over the next decade. The fact that operators are rolling out high-speed fiber-optic networks creates the ideal ecosystem for this growth. The development of applications on top of this basic connectivity layer is where the real growth will come from.” He further added, “Kirusa has proven itself to be an innovative provider of mobile applications that are being adopted by users, and that can be leveraged by network operators to build new services while enhancing existing ones. Given my experience of operating in many markets in Africa, I feel that I can be of immense value to Kirusa’s vision of making these services mainstream on the continent.

“We are delighted and fortunate that Zunaid has joined our advisory board,” says Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder & CEO of Kirusa. “With over 22 years of experience in transforming the telecom industry across Africa, his vision and versatility will help mentor Kirusa to enhance its offerings further in Africa,” he further added.

Zunaid holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (B.Com) Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. He also holds an Honours BCompt (CTA) from the University of South Africa. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

About Kirusa
Kirusa is a global leader in providing mobile services that enrich people’s lives by helping them communicate, entertain, and work, from anywhere, and at any time. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, InstaVoice Celeb™, InstaVoice Sports™, InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™ & the Kirusa Konnect™ mobile marketing suite, which are offered in partnership with over 40 mobile carriers in Africa, Asia, and LatAm, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls a month. Kirusa solutions are being used by over 100 Million mobile users in four continents every month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of Top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of Top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum, and Informa selected InstaVoice as a finalist for the Best App in Africa. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit: http://www.kirusa.com

For Kirusa
Alchemy Corporate Communications
Anju Makin
Cell: +1-973-536-2652
E-mail:anju_makin(at)alchemycc(dot)com

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