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About the TM Forum

Senior Leadership Team

Keith Willetts Keith Willetts
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Keith Willetts is the founder and Chairman of the TM Forum. He is also a board member and advisor to a number of other companies and works with service providers; software companies and consulting firms around the world where he is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the business management of digital services and networks. His achievements have been internationally recognized and has been voted in the Top 100 most influential people in the communications industry on multiple occasions; awarded the GTB lifetime achievement award; honored twice in the Communications Week “Top 25” awards for industry visionaries; awarded the British Computer Society’s Gold Medal for innovation and the BT Gold Medal for innovation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Management and author of influential books “The Lean Communications Provider” and “Unzipping the Digital World”.

Bill Ahlstrom Bill Ahlstrom
President & Chief Operating Officer

Bill orchestrates the day-to day operations of the TM Forum. A veteran of more than 30 years in the definition, development, sales, implementation and support of complex software-based solutions, primarily devoted to systems and network management and security. His focus has included global manufacturing, transportation and finance, communications service providers, healthcare, energy delivery and power generation, national, regional, and local government agencies, as well as strategic alliances and partnerships with other suppliers and systems integrators. He has served in a variety of executive leadership positions in Cisco, and CA Technologies, as well as in start-ups and small companies. Bill earned BA and MA degrees at American University, Washington, DC.

Aileen Smith Aileen Hurley Smith
Senior Vice President - Organizational Transformation         

Aileen is currently responsible for the change programs required to transform the Forum to be a value-led organization, focused on ensuring Member Value and Industry Leadership delivered by a team of Best People.  Previously she has held a number of executive positions within the organization including Collaboration, Membership, Events, Publications and Training. Prior to joining the TM Forum, Aileen held a number of Engineering Management positions in the Telecommunications industry, with companies such as Motorola and Alcatel.

Nik Willetts Nik Willetts
Chief Strategy Officer

Nik has been working the high-tech market for over 10 years, and is currently Chief Strategy Officer for TM Forum. In this capacity, Nik is responsible for driving the Forum’s success and value-delivery across a broad range of competencies, including digital services. Previously, Nik has held a number of executive positions within the Forum including responsibility for marketing and communications, global events and IT. Prior to joining the TM Forum, Nik ran a successful consulting business working with multi-national companies including BT, WestLB and The Carphone Warehouse. 

Apostolis Kallis Apostolos Kallis
Senior Vice President Member Engagement & Sales

Apostolos Kallis is currently the Senior Vice President of Member Engagement & Sales for the TM Forum with full responsibility for driving the organisation’s growth through membership, conferences, training, exhibitions, webinars and publications. His team is also responsible for account management of the TM Forum’s global membership base. He has worked in the Telecommunications business for over 10 years and was previously Deputy Head of IQPC Exchange in London with P&L responsibility for over 15 conferences a year. As a freelance consultant, he has worked with a number of companies in the telecommunication software space advising on sales strategies and expansion plans across Europe, the Middle East and the US. Apostolos holds a BA International Business from the University of Brighton and an MBA in Telecoms from AUEB.

Rebecca Henderson Rebecca Henderson
Vice President, Events, Publications and Content

Rebecca Henderson joined TM Forum in 2006 and is currently VP Events, Publications and Content, a position focused on providing consistent thought leadership and content across the organisation’s multiple channels. Within this role Rebecca is responsible for the overall management of the Forum’s conferences, publications, and webinars.

Rebecca began her career in publishing and her experience ranges from managing the content agency arm of a UK plc., to overseeing the publishing strategy and management of leading b2b publisher. Her responsibilities have included directing business and content strategy, managing key teams and overseeing business development and account management.

Rebecca initially joined the Forum to develop its publishing and research activities, including launching the Forum’s leading publication, Perspectives, evolving its digital content and newsletters, and later developing the successful ‘Insights’ series of research reports.

Richard May
Vice President, Information Technology & Services

As Vice President, Information Technology & Services, Richard is responsible for TM Forum's systems, support and development team. Richard has over 15 years of software and IT industry experience. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Cardiff University, working initially in the automotive sector but quickly moving to software development; project management and IT management. Before joining TM Forum, Richard worked as consultant for a number of major companies in banking and finance. He recently moved to a rural location in the UK where he can satisfy his love of the outdoors through spending time with his pack of dogs and herd of alpacas.

Brian Kuritzky Brian Kuritzky
Vice President, Finance

Brian Kuritzky began his career with TM Forum 10 years ago and is currently the Vice President, Finance.  During that time he has held various positions within the finance group.   Brian is located at the headquarters office in New Jersey, USA.  From there he oversees all financial processes and transactions for the global organization as well as all internal and external reporting.  Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University (Go Lions!) and a MBA from Centenary College.