APCC Board 2016



Simon Smith

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PRESIDENT

Director, Regulatory Affairs - Pacnet, Telstra

Simon started his career at Cable and Wireless where he worked on pricing strategy for the Caribbean. He subsequently was made responsible for Regulatory Affairs and worked extensively with Governments on the various policy issues concerning the Americas at various Government fora, including CITEL, the telecommunications arm of the Organization of American States.

He subsequently joined ICO, a Global Mobile Satellite company where he was responsible for regulatory affairs and business development for Europe. Whilst at ICO he was also was involved in GMPCS issues at the ITU as part of the British delegation.

In 2006 Simon moved to Singapore to become Senior Regulatory Manager for Pacific Internet. He has remained in the same position in Pacnet, the new entity created with the merger of Pacific Internet and Asia Netcom.


Chris Perera

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VICE-PRESIDENT

Senior Director – International External & Regulatory Affairs – Asia Pacific, AT&T

Chris Perera is a Senior Director of International External & Regulatory Affairs, where she advances AT&T’s International market entry regulatory strategy and public polices across Asia Pacific. Chris works closely with AT&T’s diverse business units, and the team of international external affairs advocates around the world. AT&T provides wholesale telecommunications services to over 220 countries and territories, and provides enterprise services to over 130 countries.

Prior to joining AT&T in 2014, Ms. Perera was a Senior Director, Spectrum Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Asia Pacific Region, GSMA, and the Chair of the New Zealand Radio communications Sector before that. Ms. Perera was also the Principal Wireless Advisor on the evaluation panel for the New Zealand Government's Broadband Initiative.

 


Michelle Lee

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TREASURER

Senior Regulatory Advisor – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, BT Global Services

As Senior Regulatory Advisor, Michelle is responsible for the development and execution of BT’s regulatory strategy in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

She manages BT’s licensing footprint across the region and advises the business on telecoms regulatory policies and compliance in the various jurisdictions.

Prior to joining BT, Michelle was a senior regulatory manager in SingTel. She was the regulatory advisor for SingTel’s winning NetCo bid to build and operate the nationwide passive network of Singapore’s National Broadband Network, and drafted the first interconnection offer for the NetCo services.

 


 

Rajesh Sreenivasan

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SECRETARY

Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP

Rajesh Sreenivasan is a Partner at Rajah & Tann LLP’s Technology Media and Telecoms team and has advised clients on matters relating to information technology, telecommunications, digital forensics and digital media for over twelve years.   He has assisted clients in telecoms regulatory clearance, negotiating regional telecoms services and infrastructure arrangements including submarine cable rollouts and NGN projects regionally.  In the IT realm Rajesh has drafted complex procurement arrangements, long-term SLA’s and PPP based outsourcing and insourcing arrangements as well as major technology licensing arrangements in several Asia-Pacific jurisdictions and throughout ASEAN.

Rajesh has been listed as a leading lawyer in telecoms by Global Counsel and International Who’s Who of Telecommunications Lawyers by Global Competition Review and has been noted by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecoms Lawyers, Asia Pacific Legal 500, AsiaLaw Profiles, International Financial Law Review IT and Telecoms Survey and Legal Who’s Who Singapore as a leading practitioner in the areas of information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology law.

On the international front, Rajesh has advised the Infocommunications regulators and government departments of Canada, Brunei, Mongolia, Lesotho, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Fiji on ICT and related legislative reforms and assisted international and regional organizations such as ASEAN (Association of South East Asian nations), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), IDRC, UNDP and the World Bank on regional Infocommunications legal and regulatory projects.