SOURCE: Elephant Talk Communications

Elephant Talk Communications

October 07, 2010 04:00 ET

Willem van den Brink Joins Elephant Talk as Chief Commercial Officer

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) (, an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industry, announced today that Willem van den Brink is joining the company as Chief Commercial Officer.

"Willem van den Brink brings valuable experience and insight to the strategic marketing and sales process towards our current and future brands of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). He is an exceptional, bottom-line oriented leader and entrepreneur and a strong operational manager," stated Steven van der Velden, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Elephant Talk. "We look forward to Willem further contributing to our unique value propositions for MVNOs in the various markets we will operate around the globe."

As Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. van den Brink will create and organize complex partnership deals between mobile telecom and media, branding, content, distribution and financial transaction partners. Prior to joining Elephant Talk, van den Brink served as Vice President New Business Development for KPN Mobile International, which operates in Germany, Belgium, France and Spain. Throughout his tenure, he generated new business developments via partnerships with non-telecommunications companies and created bottom-line value for KPN. Mr. van den Brink also organized multi-country partnerships that accelerated revenue and margin growth.

Prior to his role as Vice President New Business Development for KPN Mobile International, Mr. van den Brink held a variety of senior management positions with KPN Netherlands, the leading telecom and ICT service provider in the Netherlands. Within his responsibilities he contributed to reorganizing businesses resulting in direct increase of the bottom-line and top-line results. He has extensive experience in restructuring sales from commodity sales to value-added consultative selling sales, focusing on ICT outsourcing, to aggressively grow the business.

Mr. van den Brink holds a Masters degree in Experimental Physics from Catholic University in Nijmegen and a Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht.

About Elephant Talk Communications
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) is an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industry. The company enables both mobile carriers and virtual operators to offer a full suite of products, delivery platforms, support services, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investments from clients. Elephant Talk provides global telecommunication companies, mobile network operators, banks, supermarkets, consumer product companies, media firms, and other businesses a full suite of products and services that enable them to fully provide telecom services as part of their business offerings. The company offers various dynamic products that include remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile internet ID security, multi-country discounted phone services, loyalty management services, and a whole range of other emerging customized mobile services. For more information, visit

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