Vitosha Consultants Ltd draws on some 20 years telecommunications business experience in the Balkans. The Company was established some ten years ago as the vessel for delivering CEO management services into Macedonia Telecom, following privatisation by the Matav/Deutsche Telecom Group. Prior to this, John Munnery, the Managing Consultant, held the position of CEO of Mobikom, Bulgaria’s first Mobile Telecommunications Company (managed by Cable & Wireless plc) for some 10 years. Before coming to Bulgaria, John worked two years with British Telecom in business development following a 24 year career in the British Army, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, and is an MBA graduate.
Subsequently Vitosha Consultants has been engaged upon a number of projects, including the planning of an alternate fixed network in Bulgaria, a mobile strategy review for one of the organisations contemplating privatisation of BTC resulting in a contract for implementation of a GSM900/1800 network, a study of the data market in Bulgaria for an incoming investor, analysis of Cable TV Businesses in parts of former Yugoslavia, a CDMA cellular network in Georgia; and most recently assisting in the successful acquisition of a competitive WiMAX licence for a new investor in Bulgaria. Following this we have provided management services into two start-up companies. During more recent yeas years we have been active in the Middle East, providing major bid management consultancy for an established 2G/3G company in Oman migrating into fixed services.
Skills include all aspects of mobile and fixed telecommunications including 2/3/4G, satellite and fibre. WE have recent experience of structured wiring design for major office complexws, and of implementation of nation-wide Wi-Fi systems using 802.11n technology.
Vitosha Consultants can draw upon a pool of local western-trained business talent to quickly form teams for the provision of management consultancy over a wide range of business opportunities – although clearly we major in telecommunications. Our base in Bulgaria in particular can achieve substantial savings to clients seeking advice in the Balkans; not only because of fast start-up due to local knowledge, but also becoause of our low cost base due to local presence.
In particular can offer services in the following areas:
• Opportunity examination
• Due Diligence on operational aspects of Telecoms ventures
• Executive search in all sectors, but majoring in Telecoms
• Management services
• A “going-in” service for new investors in the Telecoms field, including assistance in finding local equity partners and sources of debt finance
We have an associated Company, Velikan 3 Ltd, which specialises in Marketing and PR activities.