Working at Kiwa: Ray Oso

Ray Oso works as RF Business Sector Lead at Kiwa UK. For companies with products in the wireless communication, ITE (Information Technology Equipment), electric and electronic industries, they need to make sure their products are tested, approved and certified before they are sold. To ensure the products adhere to the quality and safety requirements according to the individual country. Ray Oso and his colleagues help companies with regulatory approval need of their wireless and electronics products achieve Global Market Access.

Fast growing industry

The demand for advanced RF technologies have continued to increase, among others because of the upcoming 5G revolution. Not only designers and manufacturers are active in the RF Industry, but also at Kiwa we continuously develop and grow in this area. Ray Oso explains: 'The Radio and Wireless and Electrical testing and certification industry is a fast growing industry. As part of my role, I develop proposals and strategies for cooperation with partners and stakeholders to expand the Kiwa RF and Electrical Sector globally. To create an atmosphere of cooperation between various Kiwa Business Units and work in close conjunction and collaboration with Business Development Teams globally to deliver agreed strategy for the sector. With the main objective of providing an excellent customer service maintained by providing our clients with Quality Test Reports, Certificates and Global Approval Services.'

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Developing in the world of Regulatory Compliance

'I obtained my BSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Leeds and MSc in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Immediately after my graduation, I worked at Reckitt, a British multinational consumer goods company as Lab Analyst before I joined Product Compliance Specialists (PCS) in 2015. I started as Regulatory Engineer and then became Deputy Technical Manager for the Regulatory Engineering team. PCS became part of the Kiwa Group in 2014. During my time at PCS, I've had the opportunity to gain a huge wealth of regulatory and technical experience and to play a prominent role in negotiation with government regulators notably in India and the EMEA region, to secure smooth channels to product Type Approval.'

Working at Kiwa: a family feel

Ray started working at Kiwa in his current role in 2019. Why did he choose to work at Kiwa? 'I chose to work at Kiwa because Kiwa is a fast-growing dynamic company with proven success and room to continue to grow and expand in the TIC industry', Ray says. 'Kiwa is a very good environment to work for with Kiwa putting employees' development at the heart of what they do. You are trusted to carry out your role autonomously and given all the support needed to grow within the organization and your sector. The structure of Kiwa makes it easier to get things done quicker with no bureaucracy. Working at Kiwa is exciting and no two days are the same. Also through Kiwa I have had opportunities to meet people from diverse backgrounds from all over the world.'

Future ambitions

'With the growth and expansion of the RF sector, I see myself taking on more roles to help develop a world-class RF and Electrical Business Sector within Kiwa, with a global coverage of testing, certification, and approval management services. We have the ambition to become the number 1 in terms of quality, customer service, project management and speed of service in the global RF TIC market. It’s great to be able to contribute to speeding up this journey and actualizing this goal!'