Meet the Smart 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 operators 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. Kalyan Achyutuni
Chief Information Officer
Kalyan was appointed Chief Information Officer of Smart Axiata on 1 August 2017. Prior to joining, he held multiple leadership positions during a 4-year stint within the Axiata Group. Kalyan has more than 14 years’ experience as an IT & Telecommunications executive, and believes that technology advancements can create a significant impact by making people’s lives easier and better. He has extensive experience in handling complex projects and managing multicultural teams comprising multiple nationalities.
Kalyan was born in India and graduated as an engineer with Electrical and Electronics as a specialization. He gained vast experience in the field of Information Technology, holding various technology positions in multinational IT services and consulting firms, including Infosys Technologies Limited and Tata Consultancy Services in both the Indian and Malaysian Offices.
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.