U Mobile names new CIO and deputy CTO

U Mobile has appointed Neil Tomkinson (pictured) as the new chief information officer (CIO), replacing Tan Chen Sen who took on the position for the past five years. Tomkinson will be reporting to Wong Heang Tuck, CEO, U Mobile.

Prior to U Mobile, Tomkinson was from MTN Next! based in South Africa. He was responsible for leading the development and implementation of MTN Group's Global back office transformation strategy.

In addition, U Mobile will be strengthening its senior management team by appointing Woon Ooi Yuen as the deputy chief technology officer (DCTO). Woon will be reporting and working together with Too Tian Jen, chief technology officer (CTO) of U Mobile.

Woon joins U Mobilw with two decades of related experience with companies such as Total Access Communication (Dtac) Thailand, DigiTelecommunications Malaysia as well as Ericsson Malaysia, prior his appointment.

In a press statement confirming the appointments, U Mobile said that together, both are responsible in overseeing and rolling out U Mobile’s robust network expansion strategy. This is with the goal of making U Mobile the leading telco for customer experience.