Iskra Nikolova

Executive Networks & Infrastructure Engineering, Telstra

Iskra Nikolova

Speaker Bio

Iskra Nikolova joined Telstra in November 2020 as the Network and Infrastructure Executive. At Telstra Iskra is responsible for the Customer Access Networks (Fixed and Mobile), Transport and IP, Private Cloud infrastructure and Telstra’s International Network.


Iskra joined from Singtel in Singapore where she spent the last four years and was responsible for the Mobile Network and Network Cloud infrastructure in the country. Prior to Singtel Iskra was a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Vodafone Group, where in her last role she was responsible for Networks and IT in Greece. 


Born in Bulgaria, Iskra relocated to the UK in her late twenties with her husband and son and has developed her career in telecommunications in London working for companies such as Ericsson, MCI Worldcom and Cable&Wireless in engineering and commercial roles.


Iskra holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications and an MBA from London Business School. In her spare time she enjoys cycling and photography and exploring Melbourne and Victoria where she is based.