Ali Fouladpouri, PhD.
President and CEO
Dr. Fouladpouri is the founder of ProMedia Telecom, and has held numerous positions in industry for the development, implementation and management of wireless networks around the globe. He has built large engineering organizations and led nation-wide network implementations.
Prior to ProMedia Telecom, Ali was CTO at WFI, a wireless engineering services company. As the Chief Technology Officer at WFI, he was in charge of the Advanced Technology Group which was tasked with developing the technical capabilities, processes and tools. He also initiated and led several operational units through their growth phases, including WFI’s China office. Ali joined WFI in November 1997 as the head of RF engineering, where he established one of the largest and most competent wireless networks engineering team in the industry.
From 1990 to 1996, Ali worked with Motorola in Germany and in the U.K. in technical advisory and management roles. These included managing the systems engineering groups in the build-out of wireless networks in several European countries, including UK, Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria.
Prior to his work with Motorola, Ali was a systems engineer at Orbitel Communications in the UK, a joint venture then between Plessey and Racal, both electronics and communications companies. In this capacity he was an active member of the team contributing to the development of GSM system specifications and dealing with product implementation issues.
After graduating in electronics engineering, Ali obtained his Ph.D. in mobile radio propagation from Liverpool University in 1988.