Mahi de Silva » CEO, Opera Mediaworks

As CEO of Opera Mediaworks, Mahi de Silva runs the world’s largest mobile advertising platform that powers the global mobile economy. Opera Mediaworks, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, serves more than 13,000 sites and applications, with more than 60 billion ad impressions per month reaching 300 million global consumers. Before joining Opera, Mahi was co-founder and CEO of AdMarvel, Inc., the global leader in mobile advertising platforms, acquired by Opera in 2010. Prior to AdMarvel, Mahi co-founded Frengo Corporation, a mobile social media platform. Mahi also spent 10 years at VeriSign, where he was part of the startup management team. From 2002 to 2006, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Wireless and Digital Content Services at VeriSign, where he built the world’s leading mobile messaging and mobile entertainment business with revenues exceeding $600M per year. Prior to VeriSign, he served in various technology leadership roles at Taligent, Apple and NCR Corporation. Mahi was named one of 29 most important people in mobile advertising by Business Insider in 2013.