About ice group

About our
company

ice group is an international mobile network operator with a customer-centric business model.  Our operations are lean and digital-first so we can deliver an exceptional customer experience at low cost. We provide wireless data services, the fastest-growing segment in the telecommunications industry, in high growth markets with strong pent-up demand. Our footprint covers a population of more than 500 million people across three continents, ranging from one of the world’s most advanced telecom markets in Norway, to some of the world’s most populous and fast-growing telecommunications markets in Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines.

At ice group we believe in customer centricity. We strive to understand what really matters to our customers in each market and use that insight to drive everything that we do. We believe in establishing differentiation through creating an emotional connection with our customers to drive cost-effective growth.

We also believe in the future of mobile data. By acquiring low band spectrum and building 4G LTE networks, we aim to deliver mobile data at the lowest unit costs in our markets while simultaneously building future-proof networks.  These networks are ready to cater for exponentially growing data demand from both consumers and connected devices (IoT).

At ice group we also believe in the power of digitization. We use digital touchpoints, automation and data analytics to ensure that our organisations are lean, flexible and efficient with fast time-to-market at low cost of delivery.

ice group’s management and board have successful track records in turnarounds and building lean, customer centric mobile network operators across the world. Ice group is backed by Access Industries, the group’s majority shareholder and a privately held industrial group with a successful investment track record in media, telecommunications and e-commerce investments.

Brief overview of the key historical milestones of the AINMT Group
Corporate structure
Brief overview of the key historical milestones of the AINMT Group
Corporate structure

Executive Management Team

Members of the Board of Directors

  • Stan Miller

    Stan Miller

    Chairman of
    the Board

    Stan Miller has over 25 years’ experience in the start-up, turnaround and running of companies in the both the telecommunication and (pay) TV industries.

    He is currently an investor in, and a member of the board of, MTS Russia, Chairman of Ice Group, Managing Director of Leaderman N.V. and advisor to leading consulting and private equity funds in the TMT space globally.

    From June 2006 until February 2010, Stan Miller was a member of the board of Royal KPN and CEO of its Mobile International Business. He was also responsible for the M&A division at KPN. He served as Chairman of E-Plus and BASE

  • JD Fouchard

    JD Fouchard

    CEO

    JD Fouchard is the Chief Executive Officer of ice group, a position he assumed in June 2011. He was previously a member of Access Industries’ Media and Communications team. He played a leading role in the acquisition of the ice group by Access Industries and has been a board member/director since the acquisition in 2009.

    Mr. Fouchard joined Access Industries in June 2007 from UBS’s Telecom Investment Banking Group where he worked on numerous transactions involving Vodafone.

    Prior to UBS, Mr. Fouchard was with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners where he was an analyst within the European Leverage Buyout Group, a USD 3.3 billion fund.

    He is a dual Haitian/Swiss national fluent in French, English, Spanish, German and Creole. He is a graduate of ESCP-EAP European School of Management and Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg Germany.

    Mr. Fouchard is a director of AINMT Holdings AB, ice group Scandinavia Holdings AS, Ice Communciation Norge AS, Ice Norge AS, Netett Sverige AB, Ice Danmark ApS and AINMT Scandinavia Holdings AB.

  • Hans-Holger Albrecht

    Hans-Holger Albrecht

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Hans-Holger Albrecht is CEO of Deezer, one of the largest music streaming services worldwide. Deezer offers more than 35 million tracks in over 180 countries to currently more than 16 million active monthly users. Prior to this Albrecht was President and CEO of Millicom International, the international telecom and media group, operating in more than 16 countries in Latin America and Africa. 

    Before this, Albrecht was President and CEO at Modern Times Group MTG AB. Before joining MTG, Albrecht worked for Luxembourg-based media group CLT, where he was responsible for all television activities and business development in Germany and Eastern Europe. Albrecht has studied at the University of Freiburg in German and received a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the Ruhr University Bochum.

  • Thomas Harding

    Thomas Harding

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Thomas Harding works with Jörg Mohaupt on media/online and telecoms investments at Access Industries. He previously practised law at Weil, Gotshal and Manges. He has an MA from the University of Cambridge and subsequently studied at City University (law) and London Business School (finance). He is also a board member of several companies including Perform Group Limited, Channel 10 TV and Westwing Group GmbH, as well as being an officer of Access Industries, Inc. and a trustee of The Blavatnik School of Government Foundation at the University of Oxford.

     

  • Trygve Lauvdal

    Trygve Lauvdal

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Trygve Lauvdal is a portfolio manager at RASMUSSENGRUPPEN AS, a position he assumed in November 2010. He has nine years of equity research experience from DnB, specializing in the technology sector from 2001 to 2008 and the industrial- and renewable energy sector from 2008 to 2010. Trygve is a Norwegian citizen and holds a PhD in engineering cybernetics from NTNU. He started his career at ABB in 1997. Mr Laudal is also a director of Avantor AS, B2 Holding AS and ice group AS.

  • Jörg Mohaupt

    Jörg Mohaupt

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Jörg Mohaupt is responsible for the media, online and telecom business at Access Industries, which he joined in May 2007. He was previously a managing director of Providence Equity Partners. Before joining Providence in 2004, he was an executive director at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers in their TMT groups.

    Mr. Mohaupt has been actively involved in the media and telecommunications sector since 1992 and currently serves on the boards of ice group AS, Deezer, Gettaxi Ltd, Perform Group Limited, Sentient Technologies and ULE.

  • Ingvild Myhre

    Ingvild Myhre

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Ingvild Myhre graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She was previously President of the operator Network Norway. Under her leadership, the company grew from a startup to become one of Norway´s largest operators. Ingvild has previously held leading positions at Alcatel Telecom Norway (CEO), Telenor Mobil (CEO). Since 2009, she has worked as an entrepreneur and board member. Amongst others she has launched the mobile operator Chili Mobile, a new Norwegian low cost operator to offer mobile services in Telia's network.

    Ingvild is the chairman of the board of Ice Communication Norge AS and Ice Norge AS.

  • Jan Scherman

    Jan Scherman

    Non-Executive
    Director

    Jan Scherman currently holds the positions as Head of business area TV at Aftonbladet, member of the board of the EQT-company IP Only as well as being a columnist with Svenska Dagbladet, daily Swedish newspaper. Previously he held the position as vice President of Bonnier Broadcasting, and has worked as a journalist and publicist throughout his career. Jan Scherman has been Deputy Managing Director/CEO for Bonnier’s Nordic Broadcasting since December 2011. Before that Jan was CEO of the TV4 Group between 2001 and 2011, Program Director of TV4 between 1997 and 2001, and Head of the Current Affairs department between 1992 and 1997.

    Mr. Scherman began his journalistic career at Östgöta Correspondenten (1971), Sveriges Radio (1972) and Sveriges Television (1978), where he was Head of the Aktuellt News department. Jan Scherman received the “Stora Journalistpriset” award in 1989 and the “Stockholm Media Award” in 2008.

  • Phil Hewinson

    Phil Hewinson

    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Phil Hewinson is currently Head of Partnerships at Monzo, a digital, mobile-only bank where he leads a product team building a marketplace to give people better visibility and control over their money.  Prior to Monzo, Hewinson worked at Facebook for five years.  His roles included informing Facebook's product strategy through strategic partnerships, leading a team that redefined how mobile app developers monetised their apps and as a partner engineer working with games developers around Europe.

    Before joining Facebook, Hewinson worked at Google where he managed complex technical projects between its most strategic partners in the mobile industry.  He was tech lead for Europe for the Galaxy Nexus launch and managed the global Nokia and Opera accounts. Hewinson has also worked for Microsoft and founded his own gaming company, Projected Games Ltd. He holds a first class honors degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University.