John Lincoln is an an international senior telecommunications sales, marketing, business development and customer service delivery executive with general management, marketing, P&L , product development and revenue management responsibilities in both consumer and enterprise segments for both fixed and mobile sectors, with over 20 years experience in the USA, Japan, Europe, India, Dubai, Malaysia, Latin America and various others.. Experience includes 4p marketing leadership roles across multiple countries in both Enterprise and Consumer segments for both fixed and mobile sectors.
John has an operational and management portfolio of established proven expertise in incremental business value creation and management of large multi-cultural teams in Vodafone Global in the UK, Japan Telecom in Tokyo, AirTouch in San Francisco and Tokyo, Airtel in Delhi and other telecom and technology companies. Additionally have extensive large scale business development, M&A and operational project experience across the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Have experience in working in telecom and technology start ups from concept development to market launch to holding senior positions in very large and established companies.
John is currently the Vice President – Enterprise Marketing for du in the UAE and has the responsibility to deliver the enterprise (large corporate and SMEs) revenue and profitability.
John’s extensive leadership and management experience across technology and telecommunications companies across both developed and emerging markets gives him an unique perspective on strategy, management and leadership issues
Below are some of the globally well known companies where John has worked.
Vice President – Business Marketing , du (a US $ 2B revenue triple play telecoms operator focused on consumer and enterprise segments, Dubai, UAE – (September 2008 to Present)
Managing Director, Devonshire Investors Asia Ltd. (A Fidelity Company), a technology and telecom focused private equity firm, Tokyo, Japan – (October 2007 to September 2008)
Head Segments, Insights and Marketing Analytics (pricing) – (Mobile, Fixed and Enterprise), Bharti Airtel, New Delhi, India , a tier one quad play telecom operator in India with annual revenues in excess of US$10B –(August 2006 to September 2007)
Head of Commercial Strategy (Global), Vodafone Group Marketing, Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom, Group Commercial Strategy and Planning. –Planning (February 2004 to July 2006)
Head Business Marketing (SME and Enterprise), Japan Telecom Co., Ltd , a tier one fixed line operator – Annual Revenue US$ 4B (Tokyo, Japan), seconded From Vodafone – Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) and appointed as Head – Corporate Strategy and Development (May 2002 to February 2004
Vice President, Business Development, Nazomi Communications – A venture funded Mobile and smart card technology company (Santa Clara, California) – (December 2000 to May 2002)
Founder, EXlearn, Inc., an e-learning start-up (Redwood City, California and Osaka, Japan) – (December 1999 to December 2000)
Head Consumer Relationship Marketing, seconded from Vodafone AirTouch, Director, Marketing, to –J-Phone – A JV of AirTouch, Japan Telecom, Japan Railways and Nissan Motors, (Tokyo, Japan) – (June 1997 to December1999)
Director, International Corporate Development (M&A), Airtouch Communications, San Francisco, CA, USA – (September 1995 to June 1997)
Senior Manager, Marketing, Pacific Bell, Consumer Marketing, San Ramon, CA, USA (June 1991 to September 1995)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA 1994
Master of Science in Telecommunications (MS), Telecommunications, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA 1997