HYLA Mobile’s Biju Nair to Discuss Mobile Devices’ Role in Sustainable Growth

HYLA Mobile, IFC, Mi-Fone, and Telenor Leadership Debate the Role of Mobile Devices in Achieving Affordable and Sustainable Growth

Dallas, TX – March 1, 2015 – HYLA Mobile’s President of Technology and Strategy, Biju Nair, will help lead a dynamic discussion at this year’s Mobile World Congresson the economic, environmental, cultural and technical challenges of connecting the unconnected responsibly.

This marks the first time that sustainable connectivity will be the focus of a panel discussion at the industry’s annual gathering. GSMA’s decision to spotlight mobile’s role in sustainable growth exemplifies the important role these conversations have in achieving the goal of responsible connectivity.

“Re-use and sustainable growth go hand in hand,” said Biju Nair, President of Technology and Strategy for HYLA Mobile. “We believe true sustainability can and does occur when the business model works. People who need phones are connected with affordable devices and it all happens in a way that protects the planet while economically benefitting all the participants.”


Discussion of Sustainable Growth, Powered by Mobile


  • Biju Nair, President of Technology & Strategy, HYLA Mobile
  • Vincent Gouarne, Head of TMT, IFC
  • Alpesh Patel, CEO, Mi-Fone
  • Kjell-Morten Johnsen, EVP, Telenor
  • Moderator: Annie O’Connor, Director of Professional Services, Vital Wave


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Av. Joan Carles I,
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
16:30 – 17:30 CET

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Biju Nair, President Technology and Strategy, will speak at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

About Biju Nair

Biju is a recognized entrepreneur and technology industry leader with 20 years of experience. At HYLA Mobile, Biju leads the effort to expand and enhance the company’s technological vision, focusing on bringing new solutions and business opportunities to the market. He previously served as the executive vice president and chief corporate strategy officer for Synchronoss, where he was responsible for leading the technology direction and strategic vision of the company, as well as investor relations. Biju also has served as chairman and CEO of Sapience Knowledge Systems, Inc., a venture-backed wireless software company that was acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2011; senior vice president and GM of the Connectivity and Security Group at Smith Micro Software; and corporate vice president, GM and founder of Mobility Solutions Group at PCTEL, Inc., among other positions. Biju also holds numerous patents in the wireless software arena.

About HYLA Mobile

HYLA Mobile (formerly eRecyclingCorps) is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions. Since its founding in 2009, HYLA Mobile has worked to extend the life cycle of mobile devices to build economic opportunity and enable information access for new users, while helping to protect our planet. HYLA Mobile operates in seven countries and partners with leading carries to provide instant, in-store trade-in credit for used mobile devices. The high quality, cleared devices are resold to consumers around the world, extending access to affordable, high-quality wireless technology in developed and emerging markets. HYLA Mobile has completed more than 34 million mobile device trade-ins since its founding in 2009. HYLA Mobile is based in Dallas, Texas, with European headquarters in Belgium. To learn more about how HYLA Mobile is changing the way people think about used mobile devices, visit

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