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Mauro Montanaro

Entrepreneur • Advisor Singapore, SG

General Manager/Managing Director Asia Pacific, HYLA™ Mobile (formerly eRecyclingCorps).

General Manager/Managing Director Asia Pacific, HYLA™ Mobile (formerly eRecyclingCorps).

9 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In


Andios Pte Ltd
Workshow and Business Projects


A-Star start-ups
Andios Pte Ltd
Andios Pte Ltd


Co-Founder and Board Member Andios Pte Ltd July 2015 - present
General Manager Asia Pacific HYLA Mobile - Extending the Life Cycle of Mobile Devices May 2014 - June 2015
Smartphone projects Private Consultancy February 2013 - January 2014
General Manager, Consumer Channel Group Microsoft, Asia Pacific July 2011 - September 2012
CEO Fox Mobile Group January 2008 - November 2009
Vice President Sales Nokia 2005 - December 2007
Vice President, Multimedia Nokia January 2002 - January 2006
Director of Strategy and Imaging Business Group, Nokia Nokia January 1996 - January 2002
Co Founder Workshow and Business Projects 1987 - 1995


Manchester Business School Business Management 1992 - 1992
Helsinki School of Economics Management 1991 - 1992
Università di Bologna EU LAW 1984 - 1989

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Travel
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Creativity • Talent acquisition • Sales Management • Talent Management • Innovation management

Key Accomplishments

Key accomplishments
- invented smartphone ecosystem in Asia
- best sales person in Nokia for two years in a row, selling value and experience not volumes
- grew sales from $3.2bn to $6.6bn in two years

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Alex Lambeek
Advisor, Tapp Commerce Oy, Sportkix (private equity funded start-ups).
He has a sharp business mind, a keen sense of innovation and consumer value as well as organisational skills to make things happen
James Citrin
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Spencer Stuart. Previously Director of Corporate Planning, Reader's Digest. Harvard Business School grad.
Absolutely - Mauro is hugely experienced in mobile, digital media, entrepreneurship, innovation, on a global basis. He's also a great guy
Alex Lambeek
We worked together  •  Advisor, Tapp Commerce Oy, Sportkix (private equity funded start-ups).
Mauro has a wealth of experience with start ups and in line management across in several functional areas, as well as a very sharp brain and ... business sense.
Maurizio Barbieri
We worked together  •  Head of Sports, Samsung Electronics and Founder and Advisor, GoalShouter.
Because he is able to articulate his vision, he is able to execute his vision and progress and scale
Joe Bilman
We worked together  •  Chief Digital Officer, Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. Previously Chief Digital Officer & Global Head of Business Development, American Media.
Marika af Enehjelm
We worked together  •  Member of the Advisory Board, MINIMAX VIKING GROUP and Managing Director, FVCA Suomen pääomasijoitusyhdistys.
Mauro is a force of nature to be reckoned with! I would trust him with reaching any goal he sets, and also with setting the right goals. Loo ... king very much forward what's next...
Gautam Advani
We worked together  •  Proprietor, Manyavar Franchisee - Gurgaon M.G. Road and Proprietor, SSA Enterprises.
Fire in his belly, penchant for the unknown, desire to continuously innovate, people man
William. Hamilton-Whyte
We worked together  •  Now President Director Microsoft Mobile Pt Indonesia, Nokia. Previously VP Sales, Indochina & Philippines at Nokia, Nokia.
To be a great entrepreneur you need tenacity, belief in your self and know how to surround yourself with the proper people... Mauro has thos ... e qualities in him.
Shaun Colligan
We worked together  •  CEO, AMT Group Pty Ltd. Previously Group Sales Director, AMT Group Pty Ltd.
Passionate about technology. Expert in Strategy development. Very strong people leadership skills. Very positive, energetic person.

Alex Lambeek
We worked together  •  Advisor, Tapp Commerce Oy, Sportkix (private equity funded start-ups).
he can channel his experience in different continents and in very diverse industries and companies into the startups he advises