DAI Magister appoints two communications tech veterans

DAI Magister appointed two senior advisors, Claude Sassoulas and Sudhir Ispahani, both highly successful, seasoned communications tech entrepreneurs and executives. These appointments demonstrate DAI Magister’s commitment to recruiting the most highly regarded specialists in its sectors of operation.

Paris based Claude, has over 25 years’ experience in building and running large leading B2B organisations within the IT, Telecom infrastructure, services, and cloud sectors.

Claude spent 13 years as the MD of Tata Communications growing the European business from the ground up and, prior to that, for 4 years, he ran Teleglobe France and Europe, which was then acquired by Tata Communications. He spent the last four years with InterCloud, one of the leading Software-defined Cloud Interconnect providers as CRO. His focus with us will be international telecom and cloud infrastructure and services.

Sudhir, Hawaii and San Francisco based, is a highly sought-after strategist, investor and advisor, with a distinguished career in leading transformative technological developments worldwide, and guiding technology divisions of international and fortune 100 companies.

With his global experience as a tech founder, CTO and chairman, Sudhir understands the technological, financial, and operational strategies to transform startups, helping to accelerate the early innovation of Chello Broadband, United Global Communications, United Pan European Communications, and Liberty Global, turning them into leading powerhouses. His focus with us will be international communication infrastructures and global disruptive technologies in climate tech.

Claude and Sudhir will not only bring a wealth of sector experience and knowledge to our operations within the telecoms and connectivity space, but also help to enhance our execution capabilities and leverage their networks to add additional investor and partner relationships for our clients.

“We are delighted to welcome Claude and Sudhir onboard,” said Marc Deschamps, Co-Head at DAI Magister. “Their vast experience, both as advisors and C-suite executives, will complement our strategic growth plans and provide valuable insight and expertise to an already top tier skilled team.”

Claude said: “I’m very pleased to be joining the team at an exciting time for the tech communications sector and look forward to providing my deep sector experience to assist DAI Magister in their ambition to become a leader in emerging markets and beyond.”

Sudhir added: “I get immense satisfaction from advising the next wave of innovators who are revolutionising communication technology and I’m delighted to be able to bring this passion, extensive knowledge and guidance to this role.”

Supported and backed by DAI, one of the largest global development firms in the world, DAI Magister is a boutique investment bank offering full advisory services for transactions within the climate, fintech, tech-enabled commerce and communications sectors.

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