Management Team

    Dr Payam Taaghol, CEO

    Dr. Payam Taaghol joined MYCOM in September 2005 and has more than 18 years of wireless telecommunication experience. Prior to joining MYCOM, Payam headed and established several successful wireless technology and professional services divisions for a number of industry leaders, including Nortel, Bechtel Telecommunications and Wireless Facilities international in EMEA. Payam is well known and respected in the industry, particularly on 3G with more than 20 publications to his name. An advisor to corporations such as Vodafone and Ericsson on both operational and technical issues Payam is a long standing advisor, technical auditor and proposal evaluator for the European Commission’s research and development division, INSFO on system’s beyond 3G. Payam holds a BEng. Hons. (1st) from University of North London and a PhD from University of Surrey.

    Mounir Ladki, President and CTO

    Mounir Ladki is co-founder, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI, the leading provider of Service Assurance, Orchestration and Analytics solutions to the largest operators in the world. An entrepreneur and industry visionary with expertise in Mobile Telecoms, IT, OSS and Software development, he is actively participating in shaping the future of OSS and Networks Management in the era of Cloud and IoT, and has been sitting at the advisory board of TM Forum. Mounir was recognized twice by 'Global Telecoms Business' as one of the leading 40 under 40 executives in the Telecoms industry worldwide and contributed to the Frost and Sullivan Product Leadership strategy award. Prior to this, Mounir worked for many years at Matra then Nortel, where he set up and managed the advanced engineering services group and played a key role in the definition and market delivery of Nortel’s advanced mobile solutions, including a number of world firsts such as fractional reuse patterns and microcellular networks. Mounir gained a master’s degree in Telecom engineering with distinction from Supélec, a business degree from Sorbonne University and executive education at INSEAD.

    Ramin Attari, Head of Sales

    Ramin Attari leads the Global Sales organization at MYCOM OSI, where he has overall responsibility for sales, partnering, pre-sales, sales operations and contracting. Ramin has over 25 years of experience in the IT/Telco industry in a range of executive positions, developing a deep knowledge of the telecom software space. 

    Ramin joined MYCOM OSI in February 2013 to lead the company’s MEA and India operations, where he oversaw MYCOM OSI’s significant growth in this region. Prior to joining MYCOM OSI, Ramin worked for many years at BT, Nortel and Avaya. Ramin holds a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering from King’s College London.

    Dirk Michel, Head of SaaS Business Operations and Solutions Architecture

    Dirk Michel is head of SaaS Business Operations and Solutions Architecture, responsible for the overall SaaS offering and underlying cloud platform technology. Dirk has 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, focused on mobile and fixed network engineering, operations and service assurance. 

    Dirk joined the company in 2006 to create and run various functional departments across the business. Prior to joining MYCOM OSI he held wireless engineering roles at Star21, Bechtel Telecommunications and Nortel Networks. He holds an MSc in Geoinformatics.

    Ian Meakin, Head of Marketing

    Ian Meakin is head of marketing and responsible for leading the marketing function globally for MYCOM OSI. Ian joined MYCOM in August 2012 from 8 years as head of marketing at several mobile start-up companies and prior to that 5 years at Sun Microsystems where he led UK Product Marketing & Industry Marketing. He started his career as a programmer at Accenture before moving into high-tech product marketing roles within large IT software companies.

    Ian has almost 25 years business-to-business software marketing experience in the IT/Telco industry spanning all aspects of marketing. Ian has a BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Bristol, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from – and is a Fellow of – the Chartered Institute of Marketing.