The Team

Mr. Thomas Hundt

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas has gained vast experience in the industry during his tenure in key management positions with Siemens AG's Communication Division and Nokia Siemens Networks. Thomas was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Azerfon in Azerbaijan. Since mid-2008, he has been CEO of the dynamically growing start-up mobile operator in Cambodia, Smart Mobile, which he grew from greenfield, number eight position in the market to number three position, including through the acquisition of Star-Cell in 2011.

Since the completion of the merger between Hello Axiata and Smart Mobile in February 2013, Thomas serves as the CEO of Smart, now one of the leading mobile operator in Cambodia.

Mr. Kanishka Wickrama

Chief Financial Officer

Kanishka Wickrama is the Chief Financial Officer of Smart Axiata Co., Ltd which is operating under the brand name “Smart” (Which is a subsidiary of Axiata Group) , is the 2nd largest mobile operating company in Cambodia.  Kanishka has been with Axiata group for more than 7 years in different roles in different operations in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Kanishka, who joined Dialog in Sri Lanka in 2007, brings with him more than 9 years of working experience. Before being promoted as CFO of Smart in January 2014, he spent 1 year as the Assistant Vice President/Senior Specialist, Corporate Development at the Axiata Corporate Centre.
Prior to his assignment at Corporate Centre, Kanishka spent three years with Hello Axiata in Cambodia in 2 different roles – first as the Financial Systems Manager and later as the Financial Controller.

Prior to joining Axiata, Kanishka was working with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kanishka holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bangalore University and Master of Business Administration in Finance, Manipal University, India. He is also a certified SAP Business One consultant.

Mr. Stjepan Udovicic

Chief Marketing Officer

Stjepan is a senior Telecoms executive and Chief Marketing Officer of SMART Axiata. His earlier roles include Marketing Director of Orange Romania, Director of Customer Experience with ETISALAT and other commercial positions with AXIS Telekom in Indonesia and Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile).

Stjepan’s experience spans leadership roles in product management, pricing, customer insights and customer experience as well as sales and commercial operations. Other experience includes the development of commercial strategy and product development and implementation. He has broad international experience and has worked in Cambodia, Croatia, Indonesia, Slovenia, Romania and the USA. Stjepan speaks fluent English, Croatian and Slovene with a medium level of French and German and has led diverse multinational teams in these locations. Stjepan has an MBA from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool.

Mr. Andrey Kuzin

Chief Technical Officer

Andrey has 12 years of experience in mobile telecommunication starting from engineering to project management and Chief Technical Officer positions in various telecommunication vendors and operators. Andrey gains extensive experience of managing complex telecommunication projects across different countries, nations and technologies.

Andrey has accomplished network merge of “Hello Axiata” and “Smart Mobile” into Smart Axiata. The network merge is successfully accomplished and great synergy is gained with boost in growth of subscribers and revenue bringing Smart to number 2 operator in Cambodia.

Andrey is a leader and aims at constantly growing his potential and the potential of those around him, making people around enjoy what they are doing and enjoy it himself.

Mr. Vishal Upadhyay

Chief Information Officer

Vishal is an Experienced IT/Telecommunication Professional who has held senior leadership positions in telecommunication industry across Asia and Africa. Vishal has a deep understanding of the fiercely competitive and ever changing telecommunication landscape, and has a led from the front in IT/Telecom transformation projects during Star-cell acquisition in 2011 as well as Hello Axiata and Smart Mobile merger in 2013. 

Vishal is serving in the Capacity of CIO for Smart Axiata.

Mr. Anthony Perkins

Chief Digital Services Officer

Anthony is the Chief Digital Services Officer of Smart Axiata, joining in late 2016. Prior to joining Smart Axiata, he was working for one year at Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group, and prior to that was Chief Executive Officer of Cambodian Specialised bank Wing; having lived in Cambodia since 2008. After starting in the technology department at Wing, Anthony continued his work at Wing as Chief Operating Officer, before becoming CEO shortly after the takeover of Wing by Royal Group from ANZ, and driving the company to the #1 position in mobile money in Cambodia.

Born in the United Kingdom, Anthony worked in the City of London for 11 years in various technology positions at blue-chip financial institutions including Barclays, Aon, Bank of New York Europe, IBM Global Services, Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan Cazenove. He graduated from the University of Greenwich, London with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Computing Science in 1997.

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