The Board of Directors
EMMA is managed by a Board of Directors elected for a period of two years by the Members.
EMMA Chairman (United Kingdom)
Derek was appointed Chairman of EMMA in October 2005 when EMMA merged with the UK’s Wireless Messaging Association (WMA). Prior to this appointment he was the Chairman of the WMA since 2000. + more
Honorary President (France)
Jacques Couvas is Managing Director of EastMed One Corp., a consulting and trading firm advising US and European multinationals on corporate and business strategies for entering the regional markets of Eastern Mediterranean and Eurasia. + more
Director (United Kingdom)
Chris has been a Board Director for EMMA since 2000 and was appointed Managing Director of PageOne Communications Ltd. in 2003, following two years as COO and over five years as CTO. His experience at PageOne Communications ranges from operational to executive roles. + more
Dan was appointed to the EMMA Board of Directors in 2008. He is Managing Director of VoxPro Ltd., a mobile messaging and Contact Centre provider, which own the National Paging Network in Ireland. + more
Dr. Dietmar Gollnick was elected to the Board of EMMA in December 2002 and is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of e*Message Wireless Information Services GmbH. + more
Appointed to the Board of Directors of AAPC and EMMA in 2008, Jim Nelson was also elected as Vice-Chair of the Paging Technical Committee in the same year. He is also on the planning committees for EWA, AAPC, EMMA, GPC. + more
Johan Ågren is CEO of Generic Mobile, a mobile telecom operator specialising in messaging services and operating the national paging network in Sweden.
Kirk Alland was appointed to the Board of Directors of EMMA in 2005 and is also a long standing member of the American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC).
Kirk was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Unication USA, Inc. in 2003, following a 15 year career with Motorola’s Communications Sector. + more