MVNOs, M&A, Operations, Finance
Scott McKenzie is an experienced consultant with over twenty years background in the telecoms and high technology industries. His areas of expertise span: general management, strategic planning, operations, finance and M&A.
Scott started his career at Telstra where he worked in the company’s R&D laboratories as an engineer. He then spent seven years (including four years in the US) working for Ericsson (formerly Raynet) where he was a product manager responsible for a line of fibre access systems.
After business school, he spent several years working for the management consultancy Arthur D. Little servicing clients in the telecom industry primarily on strategy, M&A and due diligence assignments. He then spent six years as an equity analyst in the City covering European telecom operators for various investment banks including Société Générale. He then returned to the telecom industry as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Dutch operator KPN’s international mobile division before becoming the CEO of KPN’s mobile wholesale business. In this latter role, he was responsible for a €1bn business in five European countries dealing with over forty Mobile Virtual Mobile Network Operators (MVNOs) and brand partners hosted on KPN’s networks and platforms. He left KPN in 2008. He is a non-executive director of Edison Investment Research Ltd, a successful equity research boutique he helped found in 2003.
Born in Edinburgh, UK in 1965, Scott spent many of his formative years in Australia and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Melbourne University. He also holds an MBA degree from the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.