oCEN Communications appoints new executive

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HONG KONG, July 13 HK PRNewswire-AsiaNet - oCen Communications, a leading Asia-focused Internet Communications Services Provider, or ICSP, offering voice, fax, and data communications services to consumers, carriers and corporations, announced the appointment of Louis Chen as Vice-President, Information Technology and Adil Mehmood as Director, Product Development.

Chen, former Chief Information Officer for Transamerica Investment Services, will formulate the technical vision of oCen in synchronization of the company's overall corporate vision and business strategy.
As VP, Information Technology, Chen will direct and guide the company's development in areas of information technology, network planning, research and new products.  He will also be involved in ensuring the smooth operations of new product rollouts. 

On the operational front, he will be responsible for building the IT infrastructure, architecture and overall network plan, and oversee the selection and implementation of Operating Support Systems (OSS) such as billing and provisioning systems.

Chen brings to oCen over 15 years of experience in Information Technology.  Prior to joining oCen, Chen was with Transamerica Investment Services where he reorganized the IT department by establishing corporate policies and procedures, project management standards and application development methodology standards.  Chen held other management positions including vice president and deputy chief technology officer for Indymac and Affiliates, where he was in charge of the company's infrastructure development to support the company's growth from 450 to 1200 employees.

Meanwhile, joining the corporate development division of oCen, Adil Mehmood will head oCen's Integrated Communications Services (ICS) product development team.  He will be managing both technical and operational aspects of the company's key corporate product development.  He will be responsible for analysis and documentation of all technical requirements and standards of oCen's ICS product line; Quality of Service (QoS) management and customer care and manage the technical aspects of relationship development with partners.

Mehmood has had extensive management experience as director of IP Network Service with Global One, where he led the development of its Enterprise IP Network Products. Chen will be based at oCen's headquarters in Los Angeles, California whereas Mehmood will be working out of the company's Asia hub in Hong Kong.

Company Profile: Founded in 1997, oCen Communications, Inc. (formerly Pacific Telekey Network) is a leading Internet Communications Services Provider (ICSP) focused on the North American and Asian communities.

A privately-held company, oCen is funded by investment firm Baring Private Equity Partners, Hong Kong's New World Cyberbase, the Internet arm of New World Group, China's Anderson Group, Taiwan's Pacific Group and other investors.  oCen has built one of the largest managed Internet Protocol (IP) networks connecting the US and Asia and is dedicated to offering reliable and low-cost Internet telephony, including integrated, real-time and enhanced communications services.  With its state-of-the-art IP network, oCen develops and provides high quality, innovative communications services to its customers - consumers, carriers and corporations, in the US and Asia.

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Contact in US: Benjamin Ho, Director of Marketing.  Tel: 1-626-338-6611 Fax:1-626-338-8995 E-mail: [email protected] [email protected] Contact in Asia: Euginie Kwok Director of Corporate Communications Tel: 852-2144-6169 Fax:852-2144-6841 E-mail: [email protected] SOURCE: oCen Communications, Inc