Craig Ehrlich

Craig Ehrlich

Charter Member of IAB, Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by PKU and UCLA;
Chairman and Founder Novare Technologies; Former Chairman GSM Association

Craig Ehrlich is the former long time Chairman of the GSMA, the global trade association representing more than 700 second and third generation network operators and over 180 manufacturers and suppliers. The Association's members provide mobile services to more than 3.5 billion customers across 218 countries and territories around the world.

Craig joined Hutchison Whampoa in 2003 as a board member of Hutchison Telecommunication Group and advises the group's 3G and 2G businesses worldwide.

In the Philippines, the investor group of which Craig is Vice Chairman, owns Eastern Communications, the former Cable & Wireless company in that country. Craig is also a board member of public company Philweb, the country's leading gaming company. In addition, Craig is Chairman of Taiwan's largest cable television company, Kbro.

Craig is Chairman Founder of Novare Technologies Ltd., an onshoring and outsourcing software company development headquartered in Hong Kong and serving clients throughout the world. He is also a member of the ITU Telecom Board.

Craig has been involved in Hong Kong's communications industry since he first settled in Hong Kong in 1987. He joined Hutchison Cablevision as Managing Director in October 1987 and was a founding member of the team that launched STAR TV, Asia first satellite delivered multi-channel television network. After four years with Hutchison Whampoa, Mr Ehrlich became the Group Operations Director at Hutchison Telecommunications and was responsible for the company¡¯s operations in 10 countries.

In 1993, he left the Hutchison group and established companies involved in the introduction of cable television and paging services. He sold these companies in September 1996 and started Hong Kong mobile operator SUNDAY Communications Ltd. in November 1996.

Craig has been a Hong Kong resident since 1987, holds a B.A. degree from the University of California Los Angeles, a Masters degree from Occidental College as well as a postgraduate fellowship with the Coro Foundation.