The consortium TEPAL based in Panama City, Panama, and Bireme Systems announced a strategic alliance of technical and business cooperation between the two entities.
The founder and CEO of Bireme Systems, George Kassas, a 30-year telecom and cable veteran, has been named as a special advisor to the consortium. In the new position, Kassas will serve as a technical and business advisor for all the members of the consortium. He will also assist the secretary general of the consortium with any logistical, marketing, membership outreach and member services in the Americas.
"George has been a loyal friend and a trustworthy professional who has always supported the TEPAL consortium for many, many years" said Humberto Garcias, TEPAL secretary general. "His passion, knowledge and deep understanding of Latin America are unique assets that have and will continue to yield positive impact for every member of TEPAL".
"I am honored and equally humbled by this new advisory role" said Kassas. "I could not think of a better role to be in during this transformational time in our industry. We have great members, lasting friendships and promising opportunities in an ever vibrant and increasingly sophisticated continent. The journey ahead will be indeed exceptional."
TEPAL is an organization of 12 companies and seven associations of in the pay TV and telecommunications space in 18 countries. TEPAL gives assistance to its members, as well as programmers, equipment and service vendors in Latin America and the Caribbean.