Aki Debayo-Doherty is the founding managing partner of Hammatan Ventures L.L.C., an international telecommunications and financial advisory consultancy based in Vienna, VA, U.S.A., with branch offices in London, U.K and Lagos, Nigeria. Hammatan has 5 principals and over 50 associates. Hammatan currently provides management consulting services to global operators such as NTT Communications, Japan; Comcast Corporation, USA; Neuf Telecom, France; MTN Group, South Africa; and Telefonica, Latin America.

Prior to this, he was President of Teligent International where he led the successful tender for spectrum licenses in Germany, France, Spain, Argentina, UK, and Hong Kong. He also formed fixed wireless joint ventures with European and Asian facilities based providers such as Jazztel, Mannesmann Arcor, LDCOM and HK-Net, a subsidiary of NTT. In the process of forming these joint ventures, Mr. Debayo-Doherty met with and established relationships with several key European, Asian and Latin American CEO's as part of the evaluation for potential business synergies. Mr. Debayo-Doherty sat on the Board of all the joint ventures and was instrumental in appointing all the senior officers. He previously served on the Advisory Board for Africa Investment Council for O.P.I.C., which has a $4B investment program.

Prior to joining Teligent, Mr. Debayo-Doherty was Program Director/General Manager for Cable & Wireless Global Markets based in London, UK, where his team designed and completed the development of a voice and data network in 28 countries. Mr. Debayo-Doherty pioneered the recruitment of key telco players like Telecom Italia-TMI, Mannesmann Arcor, Singapore Tel, Tele 2, Telecom Malaysia, Optus, and PCCW (HKT) to form a global VPN club that still serves the needs of multinationals today. The UK based GIVN-Global Intelligent Virtual Network team with the support of partners won such prestigious accounts like IBM, Chase Manhattan, Andersen Consulting, and Compaq (Digital Equipment).

Mr. Debayo-Doherty started his career at Sprint Communications in 1986. He distinguished himself in several sales and sales management roles with increasing responsibility. His last position at Sprint was Director of Mid-Atlantic, which was a $250MM business responsible for accounts like GE, Johnson and Johnson, BMW, and Hershey Foods. He was recruited away by Cable & Wireless USA where he ran the P & L for national sales operations for the $600MM enterprise market with a staff of 1200 people and was an officer of the company.

Mr. Debayo-Doherty received a BA in Biology from Hofstra University in New York and completed graduate studies in Biochemistry at Columbia University in New York. He was also the founder and first president of the Xi Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Hofstra University. He has had extensive executive management training including Thunderbird University in Arizona and Insead in France. Mr. Debayo-Doherty is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees at The Langley School located in McLean, VA.

To contact Aki please email: aki@hammatan.com