Ralph Simon, FRSA is a business executive, first in the music industry, and now in the mobile entertainment industry.
Simon co-founded the independent Zomba Group of music companies (now a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) with Clive Calder in the 1970s. Zomba managed American musical artists New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, the Jonas Brothers, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. In the mid-90s, he was Executive Vice President of Capitol Records and Blue Note Records in Hollywood and started EMI Music's global New Media division. He started Yourmobile (later renamed Moviso), the first ring tone company in the Americas, Europe, UK, Australia and Africa, in 1997. In 2001, Simon was running YourMobile Group, a wireless entertainment company.
Simon heads the Mobilium Advisory Group. He is the founder and CEO emeritus of the Mobilium Global Ltd (based in London, England).
In 2013, he was appointed Global Ambassador for the CTIA – The Wireless Association. CTIA is the Washington, DC-based international organization driving wireless device certification, policy and all aspects of the wireless and mobile industry innovation and development. Simon is also a public speaker and moderator at major international conferences and conventions, speaking in India, Eastern Europe, North America and Africa. He is on the board of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment.
In 1971, Simon was a keyboard player in a band.