Patrick Ma

patrick ma


Bio Summary

Result-driven, with attention to detail and a pragmatic approach, I have a track record of successful ICT technology strategy and implementation projects worldwide with world-class market players in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry, as well as an earlier role as business account and contract manager with the incumbent operator in Hong Kong, helping them define strategy, manage internal and external partners, and lead project implementation to meet the set deadlines and resource constraints.

In the past 15 years as a Senior Management Consultant at Detecon GmbH (subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom in Germany) and recently as freelancer, my focus topics include telecom network expansion, service and operations strategy, digital transformation, Managed Services / Professional Services project management, RFP/tendering, as well as operations efficiency transformation, with frequent interaction with internal and external stakeholders on all work levels including CxO level across multi-disciplinary business units.

Clients that I have accompanied in their transformation journeys include Deutsche Telekom, STC, Etisalat and Huawei, located in various regions such as MENA, Europe and South-East Asia.

Employment History

Detecon International

Senior Consultant

Detecon International

May 2007 - August 2020


Management Consultant for world-class ICT market players (e.g. telecom operators, equipment vendors, service providers, government ministries) in various continents.

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Various projects for world class ICT players such as Deutsche Telekom, STC, Etisalat and Huawei on telecom topics such as technology strategy, digital transfomation, infrastructure sharing, Managed Services, operations maturity, tendering and vendor management.

Industry: Telecom

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Master's in Marketing

HEC Paris


Master's in Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia

University of Sciences and Technologies - Lille 1


Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Language Skills

Country Experience

Bahrain China France Germany Greece Indonesia Kuwait Libya Malaysia Myanmar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates



Digital Strategy,

Project Management,

Strategic Planning,

Operating Model,

Deal Sourcing and Execution,


Operational Due Diligence,

Operation Management,

Service Operations,

Operation & Maintenance,

Operational Excellence