Ben Fones joined Affle as a cofounder in the year 2006. His double degree in Computer Information systems and Management Information systems adds to his strength as a techno-entrepreneur. Starting as an Executive Director for South East Asia, Ben was responsible for managing Affle’s business across markets. Ben also manages Affle’s regional advertising sales and overall operations. In August 2012, Ben assumed the position of the CEO of Affle Media Lab, launched to drive product and technology innovations.
In 1996, Ben started his career consulting for IBM focusing on the Banking and Finance industries. He moved to Edgematrix, a mobile solutions company in 1997 as one of the early members of the core team. Ben rose within the ranks to become Country Manager Singapore. At Edgematrix he worked extensively with clients in the telecom space. His various successes included growing some key accounts to yield million plus dollar revenues.
Ben is also the founder and non-executive director of a successful software company called Okilabs. The company specializes in web and mobile solutions providing systems integration services for telecom operators and enterprises.
Ben is an Engineer with a double degree in Computer Information and Management Information Systems from Bentley College USA. He gave up his Master’s in Business Administration halfway to pursue entrepreneurship. Ben enjoys playing golf and sports a single digit handicap.