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Our Team

More than 200 specialists in digital technologies, network engineers,
technicians and management staff

James Gabriel Claude

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Claude holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Telematics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. He began his career with GVG as a Network Operations Center Manager in 2005 and rapidly rose to assume responsibility for the technical management of many of the company’s projects for telecommunications regulatory authorities until his appointment as Chief Technology Officer in 2012. Mr Claude has held the position of CEO of GVG since 2018.

Daryl Bhana

VP of Commercial Sales & Strategy

Mr Bhana graduated cum laude with a Business Science Degree from the University of Cape Town and with a Commerce Degree from the University of Natal. He subsequently spent three years in the employ of Ernst & Young, where he gained invaluable corporate finance and auditing experience. Mr Bhana is a registered Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the banking sector, where he originated, structured and funded many multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and private equity deals.

Raul Vahisalu

VP of Technology

Mr Vahisalu holds an MBA (Entrepreneurship and Technology Management) and an MSocSc (Information Management) from Estonia’s Universities of Tartu and Tallin respectively.  He has occupied Executive Managerial roles in numerous organizations for the past 15 years.  Mr Vahisalu brings to GVG a wealth of distinguished experience in R&D management and high-tech project design and implementation, amongst other industry specific areas of expertise.

Laurent Sarr

Director of Engineering and Technical Support

Mr Sarr holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Poitiers University in France and a Telecommunications Engineer Diploma from the Polytechnic Institute of Dakar.  With over 12 years of telecom engineering experience, he has successfully managed the technical aspects of many IT projects for telecom regulators.  Mr Sarr has worked as a telecom engineer and/or technical supervisor in numerous countries across the globe.

Edouard Docteur

Director of Operations

Mr Docteur holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Liverpool University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami. He has played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of GVG’s IT systems and infrastructures for telecom regulators and has been instrumental in managing the installation of varying complex solutions since 2011.  In addition, Mr Docteur has extended his contribution to the training of agents and the provision of ongoing technical support to our clients.

Clara de las Heras

Marketing Director

Miss Clara de las Heras holds a double degree in Journalism and Advertising from Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid. Over the past 6 years, Clara has worked as a Financial Communications Consultant at Llorente & Cuenca and has held the position of External Communications Manager at Telecoming. After one year as Content Manager at GVG, Clara currently leads the Marketing Department, crafting strategies for all Marketing teams, including Digital, Contents, Product Management, Communications and Creative.