People on the Move: Fernando Dias, Bango
Mobile carrier billing specialist Bango has hired Fernando Dias to head its operations in Latin America. Based in Bango’s office in São Paulo, Diad will drive the rollout of Bango’s mobile carrier billing platform across the region. A longtime executive in the mobile technology industry, Dias has served as CEO of Pure Bros, a pioneer of carrier billing for mobile content in Latin America, and most recently worked at Minutrade, a firm focused on mobile customer loyalty.
Bango first launched carrier billing in Latin America for the BlackBerry app store in 2013 in Chile, Colombia and Mexico, and subsequently expanded to the Windows Phone and Mozilla Firefox content stores across multiple Latin American markets. Last year, Bango helped enable the first-ever launches of direct carrier billing for Google Play in Latin America.