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Ralph Simon


Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. Over the last 15 years, he has been a prominent global mobile trailblazer and innovator, helping grow the mobile entertainment and content industry, and playing a central role in its impact and presence worldwide.
Simon heads the London-based Mobilium International Advisory Group, which provides high-level strategic advice and guidance to mobile handset makers, telco operators, technology companies, media companies, movie studio & TV networks, global music artists, brands, ad agency groups, and platform providers around the world. Specifically, Simon recommends unique, practical ways to expand business and achieve profitability by growing revenues and maximizing impact from the use and distribution of mobile entertainment content, mobile music, messaging, mobile media technology and applications.
As founder and Chairman Emeritus of the influential Mobile Entertainment Forum - Americas (MEF), the global voice of the international mobile entertainment industry – he also works to raise industry standards and identify mobile revenue opportunities.
Named three times (2005, 2006, 2008) by Mobile Entertainment magazine as one of the world’s Top 50 Executives in Mobile Entertainment, he received its special award for Outstanding Contribution to the Global Mobile Entertainment Industry in 2007.
Prior to his leadership in the mobile entertainment industry, Simon co-founded the Zomba Group of music companies (and record label Jive Records) in London in the 1970s, building it into the music industry’s leading independent music company. In the early ‘90s, he came to the US as Executive Vice President of Capitol Records and Blue Note Records in Hollywood and started EMI Music’s global New Media division.
Ralph Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a member of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the USA, and affiliated with the Mobile Life Sciences Forum in California, which is driving the early progress of the emerging mobile health industry. He lives in London.