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Management


WND Team Members

The WND team members have a long and distinguished track record spanning telecoms, infrastructure development and financing, and technology. The team has worked in many years on a number of cellular opportunities Deep understanding of emerging markets complements management’s skillset and bandwidth in these regions



Chris Bataillard

Chairman & CEO

Chris has 35+ years experience, mainly with start-ups, high-tech and wireless companies. His experience initially came from investment banking, (executive Director Goldman Sachs, Managing Director JPMorgan). Chris ran JPMorgan’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology for the EMEA region. Although he has worked on hundreds of transactions in many sectors, his passion has been wireless. Following his investment banking experience, Chris became an entrepreneur and created and assisted various start-ups in the fields of wireless telecommunications and technology.Chris has a BA in Economics from Yale and a MBA from Stanford.


Francisco Cavalcanti

Brazil CEO & Group Products & Services

Francisco has 41 years of experience in TV Broadcast. He started his career as a RF engineer in TV broadcast and rose to CTO of TV Manchete 2 network S.A. Francisco planned and implemented 14 broadcast stations in Brazil for Grupo Manchete and 8 broadcast stations for Rede Globo. Francisco then created FF Work, the leading Satellite Uplink company in Brazil. As owner and CEO of FF Work, Francisco supplies services to all the major TV companies in Brazil as well as many multinational broadcasters. FF Work has its own Satellite teleport in Rio de Janiero. FF Work also imports and sells RF equipment to the Federal Government including a security project in the Amazon as well as services to all of Petrobras’ petrol stations.


Jim McDougall

Group CFO

Jim has over 30 years experience as a senior financial executive, primarily in the telecoms sector. His tenure includes 13 years as Group Financial Controller for an international mobile telecoms group, and additionally as CFO of Telemobil SA where he worked closely with CEO Chris Bataillard covering a range of corporate financial matters including financial planning, restructurings, and operations. Jim is a UK Chartered Accountant.

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