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Read more: Big data at the heart of NXN’s smart city as a service offering

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Leading Satellite Service Provider NorthTelecom has announced the appointment of John Brophy as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

John comes to NorthTelecom from strong background in finance and accounting which will be of a great value to the company as NorthTelecom group continues to grow.

Originally studied economics at the London School of Economics before working in the City of London for 10 years with Bank of America and Unibank. He has a long standing business consultancy relationship with Manchester Business School, UK and has worked with other business schools in the UK and abroad.

""I am delighted to be joining one of the leading companies in the sector particularly at this exciting time in NorthTelecom's development as it continues to grow and expand its global presence,"" said John.

NorthTelecom CEO Hadi Nazari added: ""We are very delighted to have John on board. His strong financial and economic background is in line with NorthTelecom's vision and expansion plan.""