Malcolm H. Ross is an independent consultant with 43 years’ experience advising, challenging and coaching C-Level telecom industry executives. Based in Malta, his assignments take him 3 weeks per month throughout Europe, Middle-East, Asia and occasionally N. America. Until July 1999 he was Vice-President in, Arthur D. Little’s worldwide Electronics, IT and Telecoms Practice. His experience includes market entry strategies, boosting competitive position, spectrum acquisition/auctions, transactions & M&A, new ventures.
A Physics graduate from Manchester University, Malcolm joined Arthur. D. Little’s R&D facility Cambridge Consultants Limited in The UK in 1972, working on innovations including ink-jet technology which became the spin-off Domino Printing Systems, underwater warfare search-algorithms, telecom market and technology feasibility studies for the European Space Agency. In 1977 he became a founder member of the Arthur D. Little’s Telecommunications practice in the Paris office. From 1982 he was based in Arthur D. Little’s German operation, before moving to the San Francisco office in 1988. He returned to Arthur D. Little’s Munich office in January 1991. Since December 1996 he is based in Malta and independent (Merlin Consulting) since 1999.
He has demonstrated he can perform, integrate into teams and stimulate across a wide range of national, cultural and corporate environments. He has worked over long periods on projects in: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and the USA, He has lead projects for national Government departments and Regulators as well as the European Commission. He has worked for both vendors and operators – large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups.
Born in London in 1952, he is fluent in English, German and French, and has learnt and forgotten Italian several times. He has regularly advised and been session chairman for the annual World 3GSM Congress for the annual Financial Times Mobile Conference in London and for TEN. He regularly has both business and humorous articles published.
Outside of business, Malcolm is seriously addicted to adventurous travel experiences and confesses to a passionate addiction to the world’s finest chocolate. He is a PADI Master Diving Instructor, an almost-professional underwater photographer and a certified Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) trainer, as well as a Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company and a Freeman of the City of London.