EulaLink names Philippe Dumont as its new chief executive officer

09 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

EulaLink, the developer and holding company of EllaLink, has appointed Philippe Dumont as its new chief executive officer and has been elected to its board of directors.

Philippe Dumont 200x200Dumont enters the role with over 20 years international telecoms experience having been the former president and CEO of Alcatel Submarine Systems, a provider of submarine cable systems.

"We are very pleased to have Philippe join us" said Alfonso Gajate, chairman of EulaLink’s. "Philippe brings with him his tremendous experience and network of the subsea cable Industry, which will surely benefit this project."

Philippe Dumont added: "I look forward to assisting EulaLink in its ambitious plans to improve connectivity between Europe and Latin America as well as joining a great team of professionals with such impressive track record in developing cables. With Infrastructure investor MargueriteII joining the project as new sponsor and the announcement of new contracts during ITW, we have now a very solid and defined environment to finalize the development of the project and start EllaLink’s construction this year"

The EllaLink system, which delivers telecoms connectivity between Spain, Portugal and Brazil, will be ready for service in 2020. Once live it will enable low latency, data privacy and high capacity transmission for a broad range of customers between the major financial and population centres of Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Topics: EulaLink, Philippe Dumont, EllaLink, CEO, Alfonso Gajate, Alcatel Submarine Systems