Jonathan or “JK” as he prefers being addressed as, joined DOCOMO Digital as the Chief Transformation Officer in June’2018, and was appointed as the CEO effective 1st April, 2019. Prior to working with DOCOMO Digital, Jonathan served as CEO of another NTT DOCOMO group entity – DOCOMO Pacific, based in Guam. Jonathan has worked with Vodafone group and First Pacific in the past. With over three decades of cross-functional leadership experience across both the developed and developing markets in the telecom industry, Jonathan brings deep expertise especially in shaping strategy, developing new markets and cross-border M&A with a focus on growth in the emerging markets. Jonathan graduated from Pomona College in Claremont CA and completed his MBA from The Wharton School with a specialization in Strategy and Finance. JK is passionate about making a meaningful difference in underserved communities in the emerging markets.
Dheeraj (Raj) Soni
President, Payments business
Dheeraj or “Raj” as he prefers being addressed as, serves as the President of DOCOMO Digital’s Payments business and is responsible for leading the entire portfolio including the carrier billing platform and payments facilitation for global merchants and payment service providers. Dheeraj joined DOCOMO Digital in early 2018 as the Chief Commercial Officer after a long stint at Swisscom in multiple strategy and business P&L roles, especially focused on partnerships in the digital OTT and ecommerce ecosystems. With over sixteen years of experience leading strategy and new business development in large telecom players such as Cable & Wireless, FLAG and COLT telecom, Dheeraj brings deep expertise of the evolving digital platform landscape to the table. Dheeraj graduated from the Delhi College of Engineering and completed his MBA from INSEAD with a specialization in Strategy and Finance. Raj was born in the Himalayas in India and has lived in seven countries across three continents thus far as a truly global executive.
President, Solutions business
Fernando Gonzalez-Mesones serves as the President of DOCOMO Digital’s Solutions business and leads the portfolio of B2B2C solutions for telecom carriers and brands. Fernando joined DOCOMO Digital as part of Buongiorno, a company that DOCOMO Digital acquired in 2012. Fernando joined Buongiorno in 2001 and as the CEO was responsible for international expansion and led the technology and product development teams. Fernando has worked with Procter & Gamble in Europe and in Latin America in product leadership roles in the past. Fernando graduated in Law and Economics from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and completed an executive leadership program at the Harvard Business School. He is Academic Board member of ISDI (Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet) and serves as a mentor to several start-up accelerators.
Giovanni Fortini leads the finance function at DOCOMO Digital. With over twenty-two years of experience in leading finance for fast-growing digital businesses, Giovanni brings a unique combination of process rigor and industry expertise to the table. Giovanni had been leading the controllership and business intelligence functions at Buongiorno before it was acquired by DOCOMO Digital. At DOCOMO Digital, Giovanni is a strong advocate of agility across supporting functions and of strong compliance with the rapidly evolving regulatory framework for digital businesses. Giovanni has also worked with Fiat Auto in the past. Giovanni graduated in Economics from the University of Perugia and completed his master’s in finance from ENFAPI Perugia. He hails from Assisi, a small central Italian town, well known as the birthplace of Saint Francis.
Alexandra Diez leads Human Resources at DOCOMO Digital. Alexandra focuses on curating a compelling employee experience and on developing the people strategy to help bring the organizational vision to life. Alexandra brings over eighteen years of experience in global HR leadership roles to the table. Prior to DOCOMO Digital, Alexandra was the HR Director at Buongiorno. Alexandra completed her Master's degree in Labor Law and Human Resource Management, and is a certified Coach and an “Agile HR” practitioner. Alexandra is always looking to get involved with shaping the business and loves to engage in conversations with colleagues from across the organization.