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Management Team


Michael Darcy
Chief Executive Officer

Michael Darcy B.Eng MBA CEng MIET has more than 30 years’ experience in mobile and satellite communications. With a background in digital signal processing and digital beam-forming, Mike has been connecting the unconnected in Africa for more than 20 years, starting in the 1990s with the design of new digital satellite payloads to deliver GSM and GPRS over satellites to Africa, deployed for Inmarsat, Thuraya and others. Later he served as General Manager of the European business of Hughes, before forming AMN in 2013.


James Lunn
Chief Operating Officer

Jim has a First-class Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and more than 25 years' experience in the design and delivery of satellite communication systems. Jim and Mike Darcy have worked together in 4 different companies over nearly 30 years with a shared vision to bring communications to the world's most remote places. After 20 years as a VP with Hughes, Jim joined AMN in 2017 to manage all aspects of AMN's operations, taking over from Terry Reynolds on his retirement and who remains a Director.


Emmanuel Pobee
Vice President, Engineering

Emmanuel Pobee is a Ghanaian national with 
a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Emmanuel and Mike Darcy first worked together in 2011, building rural mobile network base stations in Ghana, and Emmanuel joined AMN in 2013. Emmanuel is a highly-qualified and highly-experienced network engineer who leads the design of AMN's network and is responsible for the implementation of each new network with new Operators in new countries.

William Kane
Chief Financial Officer
William Kane is a UK Chartered Accountant, with 20-years experience at senior and board-level Finance Director level, including Group Finance Director at Wall Family Europe Ltd and as Finance Diretor and Company Secretary at Demco Europe Ltd. Will joined AMN in 2016 as CFO.


Jules Degila

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Jules Degila has more than 20 years’ experience in IT, network and GSM, including 5 years as Assistant Director, Telecommunications Applications and Technologies for Cogeco Cable Inc. (Canada). Jules worked with Mike and Emmanuel since 2011, where they build mobile network base stations in rural Ghana, and Jules joined AMN soon after its formation in 2013. Jules is responsible for all commercial activities of AMN, including the sign-up of new Operators as well as revenue assurance in the existing network. Jules is a main-board Director of AMN.