BAI Communications announced this week that wireless communications executive Igor Leprince was named Group CEO. Leprince will assume the role in May 2020 and split his time between Australia, the global locations where BAI has customers, and the United Kingdom, where he and his family will continue to reside.
Leprince brings 20 years of experience designing, building and operating wireless communications infrastructure around the globe to BAI Communications. He served as president at Nokia and his current roles include Chair of West Midlands 5G, Chair of AWTG, Senior advisor for Bain & Company as well as board advisor and investor in multiple technology companies.
“Igor has a proven record of partnering with the industry by helping them improve their existing wireless infrastructure and planning the next generation of public infrastructure for their citizens,” BAI Chairman Deena Shiff said in a statement. “He also has significant experience in growing and running large scale global telecommunications businesses Igor brings his global communications industry experience to BAI at a time when we are planning and executing on our next stage of growth.”
BAI started in 2002 as Broadcast Australia. That company managed broadcast transmission services for customers in Australia and has grown to become a major communications infrastructure provider for customers in major cities all over the world.
“BAI Communications has grown from its broadcast foundations in Australia to achieve success globally, exporting its expertise to benefit people in Europe, Asia and North America,” Leprince said in a statement. “I am delighted to lead a global organization known for excellence in connecting communities. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to help BAI build on that reputation by making our customers’ networks more resilient and helping them realize the potential of 5G and other new technologies.”