About Us > Core Team

Kalba International is a global telecommunications consulting group founded and led by Dr. Kas Kalba.  Our projects are managed by experienced consultants, including the members of the firm’s core management.  These seasoned managers bring in-depth consulting, operating, and investment management skills to the group and our clients.

Kas Kalba, President and CEO, has directed successful strategy, regulatory, transaction and market entry consultancies in more than 60 countries on six continents, advising a wide range of governments, operators, investors and other clients.  He has served on the faculties of Yale, Harvard and MIT, and has managed numerous multi-country project teams. He has recently led the Transaction Advisors team on a public-private partnership in Africa and co-led Due Diligence and ICT Strategy teams in Asia.

Olivier Alais, Senior Technical Associate, recently worked in Comoros on fostering rural ISPs and in Thailand on designing a health micro insurance including a biometric ID system. He has helped deploy National Research Education Networks (NREN) and an Open Source Software policy for Mauritius. Olivier is a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Guylaine Amyot, Managing Consultant, was an intern with the firm, then a regional manager, and recently returned after additional experience in the cable TV and media industries, mainly in Europe.  She has an MBA from HEC in France and has recently managed the preparation of a national digital strategy in Senegal and a broadband usage action plan in Comoros.

Dr. Bob Bell, Jr., Senior Associate, is a development specialist as well as electrical engineer, who has worked in several African countries, addressing the employment implications of ICT policies and connectivity aspects of telemedicine.  He recently completed his related Ph.D. work at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has also taught a course on the use of data analytics and has conducted research based on data analytics.

Steve Dujmovic, Senior Technology Advisor, is an expert in mobile network planning and deployment, having managed a wide range of mobile technology projects (including LTE and WiMax) across many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. He has recently served as CTO of a mobile towers company in Myanmar.

John Kaufman, Managing Consultant, has twenty years of industry and consulting experience, mostly in the mobile industry, including with Etisalat and Zain in Africa and the Middle East.  He has also worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas with Kalba International, PwC and BT. He holds an MBA (Finance) from New York University.