Rob Conway, who led the GSMA as CEO from 1999 to 2011, died on January 9 after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement from the GSMA.
Conway is credited with growing and developing the GSMA into one of the most influential global trade organisations, with members from over 200 countries.
Conway expanded the breadth and scope of the GSMA, reflecting the development of the mobile sector, and its influence on society.
The GSMA said that it will honour Conway for his contributions to the development of the mobile industry at Mobile World Congress in February. “For now, our thoughts are with Rob’s family as well as his many close friends across the industry,” the organisation said in a statement.