Our Global Expertise

Managing Partners

Ivan Skenderoski
managing partner

Broad experience working in the telecom sector across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Broadband Strategist. Leader of the New Operator Launch practice

Graeme Lowther
managing partner

Has solid consulting experience which positions him as an expert on planning and successfully implementing large scale projects, transformations and start-ups

Richard Guzovich
managing partner

Richard works at the forefront of telecom technologies and services with experience in managing the deployments of some of Europe’s first NGN networks


Partners and Associate Partners

Dr. Erik Whitlock
associate partner

As the practice lead of Telecom Regulatory, Erik Whitlock specializes in regulation, valuation and economic analysis. He has advised telecom clients worldwide

Dr. Jonathan Smith
associate partner

Uses his expertise in network design and audit, infrastructure deployment, & project management to advise fixed, mobile and submarine operators to transform their business

Dominique Reverdy

Expertise in business and financial planning and finance management. Works with telecom clients on finance, strategy and evaluation, economic issues and M&A

Dr. Paul France
associate partner

Works with leading telecom operators in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, driving new broadband initiatives like FTTH & ADSL2+. Author of 3 books on local access technology

Mohamed El-Madhoun
associate partner

Helps companies define their sales and business development strategies, improves their operating efficiency and drives financial performance through his commercial direction



Andrew Davies
managing consultant

Enables operators and global services organisations to transform, launch and monitise next generation B2B services for increased market value and competitive position.

Maria McCourt
principal consultant

With over 30 industry awards for contact centre team management, Maria specializes in developing and leading call centres to drive efficiency across consumer & enterprise segments

Ovidiu Bogdan
principal consultant

20+ years of experience in telecommunication industry on construction, operation and maintaining telecom sites and data centers

Olusola Jinadu
principal consultant

Olusola joined Salience in 2018, to help telecoms operators define a product strategy, develop and implement products, whilst recommending extensions to roadmaps to enhance existing

Robert Schmelz
principal consultant

Robert has been part of initial rollout or network upgrade teams, since 1997, on both operator and vendor side, in several countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Myriam Ayada
senior consultant

Uses her expertise in antitrust litigation, regulatory economics and cost modelling to fundamentally improve client’s market position and advise on business development opportunities

Philippe Da Costa
consultant - finance

Philippe joined Salience in 2018, as a financial consultant to Awasr’s Board of Directors. His academic background, work experience, and personal skills, allow him to understand

Greg Tamasauskas

Supports telecommunications clients in market research, strategy, planning and analysis to recommend cost effective solutions and organizational development

Phil Evans
senior project engineer

With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, that draws on a wide ranging technical expertise and extensive experience in project management.

Dushko Kantardjiev
head of operations

Global Executive, Technology Partner and Business Growth Strategist with extensive experience in revenue growth, market expansion, global team building, technology direction and

James Thomas Pugh
head of technology

A Technical expert with more than 27 years experience in the Telecoms industry, James is ultimately accountable for delivering the infrastructure that enables quality of service



Eman Bukamal
project engineer

Eman has joined Salience as project engineer based in Bahrain. She was an intern in multiple departments in Gulf petrochemical industries company and holds a Bachelor Degree Civil

Yusuf Hasan Kamal
project engineer

Yusuf has joined us from Bahrain where he was an intern in the Department of NOC (Network Operations Centre) , CIO (E-Gov). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from

Stefan Ivanovski
business analyst

Supports telecommunications clients in market research and analysis to recommend cost effective solutions

Katerina Naunovska
business analyst

Katerina joined the Salience team as Business Analyst in 2017. She is a knowledgeable telecom professional with experience in inter-operator agreements, MVNO operations, Wholesale


Operations and Support

Garineh Serpekian
business manager

A business professional with expertise in market research and analysis, financial modelling, project P&L management and cost control

Abeer Fadhlani
finance & compliance manager

Combines deep expertise in financial management, budget and forecast preparation with experience in consulting firms

Ashley Diboe
human resources manager

Joined Salience in 2017, bringing expertise to our Recruitment, talent management and development and strongly contributing to our company’s effectiveness and objectives.

Mila Perchinkova
contracts manager

Sharing our passion for excellence, Mila joined Salience in 2018 and is currently overseeing a wide variety of projects and delivering the business and operational outputs required

Melissa Chioza
office administrator

An articulate individual with strong organizational and planning skills to ensure smooth office management

Tariq AlKindi
public relations officer

Tariq is based in the Oman office making sure operations run smoothly

Fatima Jaber

Playing an integral role in the customer service and organizational strength of our company.



Sara Smokvarska
marketing & digital media coordinator

Recently joined Salience to put a millennial touch on our digital marketing. Studies psychology at the University American College, Skopje, and was the Vice President of the Student

Andrej Matic
business analyst intern

Joined Salience in 2017 to add value to our vision is to transform countries and communities through telecom. Holds Master’s Degree in Analysis and Business Planning. Andrej

Teodora Andonoska
business analyst intern

Joined Salience in 2018 to contribute to giving the best possible solutions to our clients. Graduated at one of the top-ten Masters of Science in Finance in the world, at Bocconi