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AT&T appoints Arroyo to head international and business operations

09 Dec 2016

Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Mexico, will take over as the group’s head of international and business operations on 1 January following the retirement of Ralph de la Vega.

Vodafone appoints Humphries as group enterprise director

07 Dec 2016

Vodafone has named Dell EMC CMO Brian Humphries as its new group enterprise director, replacing Nick Jeffery.

Colt names TS Narayanan as CIO

07 Dec 2016

Colt Technology Services has continued to add to its top team by appointing TS Narayanan as its new VP and chief information officer (CIO).

Zain Saudi Arabia appoints Peter Kaliaropoulos as CEO

07 Dec 2016

Zain has named telecoms veteran Peter Kaliaropoulos as CEO of its Saudi Arabia unit, replacing Hassan Kabbani, who has stepped down for personal reasons.

Telstra names former Juniper chief Denholm as COO

06 Dec 2016

Telstra has named Robyn Denholm as its new chief operations officer, replacing Kate McKenzie who vacated the role in July.

Turk Telekom International appoints Toros as CEO

06 Dec 2016

Turk Telekom International has appointed Mehmet C. Toros as its new CEO, replacing Cengiz Oztelcan who has left after four years.

Hooq appoints ex-Telstra exec as Singapore manager

05 Dec 2016

Video company Hooq has appointed former Telstra executive Michael D’Oliveiro to run its new TV and movie service in Singapore.

Carl Roberts, ex-Verizon, becomes Epsilon’s CCO

01 Dec 2016

Verizon veteran Carl Roberts has joined Epsilon Telecommunications as chief commercial officer. Roberts, who was at Verizon and its predecessors for 15 years until 2015, will be playing a prominent role in what he calls “an ambitious growth plan”.

Singtel appoints new CTO, CEO international

24 Nov 2016

Singtel has made two new appointments to its leadership team, adding a new chief technology officer and a new CEO for its international operations.

Palacio becomes Telefónica Colombia CEO

24 Nov 2016

Alfonso Gómez Palacio has been named as the new president and CEO of Telefónica’s Colombian unit after Ariel Pontón left the company after 25 years.

Crystal Telecom appoints new CEO

24 Nov 2016

Rwanda’s Crystal Telecom, a special purpose vehicle that owns 20% of MTN Rwanda, has named Iza Irame as its new CEO, following the departure of Vincent Gatete.

Telefónica to seek new CEO for German business as Dirks leaves

22 Nov 2016

Thorsten Dirks is to leave Telefónica’s German operation, where he is CEO, after only two years in the post.

Liberty confirms John Reid as head of C&W

22 Nov 2016

Liberty Global has confirmed that John Reid, interim CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), will continue in the post.

Telekom Austria names new head of wholesale

27 Oct 2016

Telekom Austria Group has announced that Franz Bader has been appointed head of international business/wholesale.

Shuter to become MTN CEO three months early

25 Oct 2016

Rob Shuter is set to take the reins at MTN three months earlier than expected, as the South African mobile operator said data traffic has more than doubled year-on-year.

Jason Smith joins Inmarsat as COO

25 Oct 2016

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat has appointed Jason Smith as chief operations officer (COO), replacing Ruy Pinto who is leaving to “pursue new interests”.

Telenor’s Furberg appointed CEO of Grameenphone

20 Oct 2016

The board of directors at Bangladesh mobile operator Grameenphone, part of the Telenor Group, has appointed Petter-Børre Furberg as interim CEO, effective 1 November 2016.

Yahsat appoints new human capital officer

12 Oct 2016

Yahsat has appointed Mona Al Muhairi as chief human capital officer - she has been promoted to the role from within Yahsat.

Level 3 announces new CTO and CIO

11 Oct 2016

Level 3 Communications has named Andrew Dugan as chief technology officer (CTO) and Atilla Tinic chief information officer, effective immediately.

Telefônica Brasil appoints Navarro as CEO amid Genish resignation

10 Oct 2016

Telefônica Brasil’s Amos Genish has tendered his resignation “due to personal reasons” and is to step down as president and CEO at the end of 2016. Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho is to replace him in the New Year.

ECTA appoints former regulator as new executive director

28 Sep 2016

The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) has appointed a former Belgian regulator as its new executive director.

Orange Belgium appoints wholesale and innovation officer

27 Sep 2016

Orange Belgium has appointed Werner De Laet to be chief wholesale and innovation officer from 1 October. De Laet will continue in his existing role as CEO of Orange Luxembourg.

Former AT&T CEO Robert Allen dies at 81

14 Sep 2016

Robert Allen, former chairman and CEO of AT&T, has died at the age of 81.

Charter boosts government affairs arm

12 Sep 2016

Charter Communications has announced two additions to its government affairs organisation.

Telarix appoints Marco Limena as CEO

07 Sep 2016

Marco Limena has been named as Telarix's new chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Glen Kazerman, who steps down after ten years at the helm.

Colt appoints three execs to spearhead bandwidth drive

05 Sep 2016

Colt Technology Services has appointed three senior executives to aid its ongoing transformation programme refocused on delivering its fibre-based, high-bandwidth solutions.

GBI continues recruitment drive with two VPs of sales

01 Sep 2016

Gulf-based carrier-neutral operator GBI has hired two new vice presidents of sales, one to be based in Dubai and the other in the Netherlands.

Vodafone Turkey CEO quits, to be replaced by Vodafone Italy CFO

24 Aug 2016

The CEO of Vodafone Turkey, Gökhan Ögüt, is to leave the company on 19 October, to be replaced by Colman Deegan, the current CFO of Vodafone Italy.

Altice USA appoints two new executive leaders

23 Aug 2016

Altice USA has promoted executive vice president Lisa Rosenblum to vice chairman, while appointing former Shearman and Sterling LLP partner David Connolly as her replacement, effective immediately.

Rivada hires executive number six from Sprint

18 Aug 2016

US wholesale wireless company Rivada Networks has hired yet another former Sprint executive, this time Stephen Bye, who was CTO at Sprint until a year ago and will now be CTO at Rivada.

GBI recruits BICS executive as VP of operations

17 Aug 2016

Gulf-based subsea cable and cloud operator GBI has appointed a former senior BICS executive to head operations.

Rivada Mercury appoints ex-Sprint executives to senior positions

16 Aug 2016

US public safety operator Rivada Mercury has appointed four former Sprint executives to leading positions in the company, to join former Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who has been CEO since May.

Rivada Networks appoints chief network officer to evolve wholesale

10 Aug 2016

Rivada Networks has appointed Joseph Sanzo as its chief network officer to help drive its vision for a wholesale network that turns mobile spectrum bandwidth into a tradable commodity.

Telenor appoints Swisscom mobile head as CEO

10 Aug 2016

Telenor has announced that Alexandra Reich has been appointed CEO of its Hungarian outfit and executive vice president of the Telenor Group, effective November 1, 2016.

Sprint appoints ex-Vodafone CEO to lead enterprise business

08 Aug 2016

Sprint has named the former CEO of Vodafone Global Enterprise, Jan Geldmacher, as president of its enterprise business, effective August 22, 2016.

Vodafone appoints CEO for APMEA region

02 Aug 2016

Vodafone has appointed Vivek Badrinath as chief executive for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa (APMEA) region after he stepped down from Nokia’s board of directors.

Dialog Axiata names Supun Weerasinghe in CEO succession plan

13 Jul 2016

Dialog Axiata has announced that Supun Weerasinghe is to succeed Hans Wijayasuriya as group chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2017.

Telecom Italia's general counsel to leave in September

11 Jul 2016

Telecom Italia’s general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs will depart the group in September 2016.

DT appoints Bharti Airtel exec as European head

08 Jul 2016

Deutsche Telekom has appointed Bharti Airtel executive Srini Gopalan as its European chief next year

India appoints new telecoms minister in shuffle

07 Jul 2016

India has appointed Manoj Sinha as its new telecoms minister as its former custodian Ravi Shankar Prasad takes on a new position as law and justice minister

FTTH Council Europe appoints director general

01 Jul 2016

The FTTH Council Europe has appointed Erzsébet Fitori as its director general effective September 2016.

Sprint appoints Jim Hyde to leadership team

30 Jun 2016

Sprint has bolstered its leadership team with wireless veteran Jim Hyde taking over the reins as president of prepaid and wholesale services.

Tele2 appoints international chief

28 Jun 2016

Tele2 has appointed former Orange and EE executive Guillaume van Gaver to lead its global operations as EVP effective July 5, 2016.

SoftBank appoints Ken Miyauchi as COO and president

23 Jun 2016

SoftBank has appointed Ken Miyauchi as chief operating officer and president of its international business following the departure of Nikesh Arora.

MTN appoints VP for South and East Africa

22 Jun 2016

MTN has appointed Godfrey Motsa as VP for South and East Africa following a review of its governance and management structures.

Altice promotes Michel Combes to CEO

21 Jun 2016

Altice has promoted present COO Michel Combes to the role of CEO in a management shuffle.

MTN appoints Rob Shuter as CEO

20 Jun 2016

MTN has appointed Vodafone executive Rob Shuter as its new CEO and group president.

SmarTone Telecommunications appoints Anna Yip as chief executive officer

17 Jun 2016

SmarTone Telecommunications appoints Anna Yip as chief executive officer.

UPC Poland VPs Golos and Jablonska promoted within CEE Liberty Global

15 Jun 2016

UPC Poland’s vice-presidents Patrycja Golos and Katarzyna Jablonska have been promoted to roles with additional responsibility.

NTT Communications appoints executives for East Asia

13 Jun 2016

Hideaki Ozaki has been named president and CEO of NTT Com Asia alongside the executive appointments of Theodoric Chan as CCO and Taylor Man as CTO.

GTT appoints Satin to board of directors

08 Jun 2016

GTT has elected Wolters Kluwer’s Elizabeth Satin to the GTT board of directors.

Cisco shuffles roles of execs

02 Jun 2016

Cisco Systems has expanded the responsibilities of its security unit chief and changed the roles of three other executives.

Telstra sacks chief technology officer Vish Nandlall

27 May 2016

Telstra has sacked its chief technology officer Vish Nandlall after it was alleged that he had falsified his CV and plagiarised presentations.

Vodafone commercial and strategy chief resigns

25 May 2016

Vodafone’s group chief commercial operations and strategy officer Paolo Bertoluzzo is departing the group to take on a new position at an Italian financial and payment services company.

Tele2 appoints former Vodafone exec

23 May 2016

A leadership team reshuffle at Tele2 will see former Vodafone executive Richard Peers appointed as executive vice president of chief people and change officer, effective July 20, 2016.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise appoints CEO

21 Apr 2016

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has appointed Jack Chen as CEO, replacing acting CEO Jeff Ma.

MyRepublic appoints ex-Vodafone head as group CFO

12 Apr 2016

Singaporean broadband Internet provider MyRepublic has appointed Lavinia Koh as the company’s chief financial officer.

Philippe Vallée to take over as Gemalto's new CEO in September 2016

05 Apr 2016

Gemalto has announced that its CEO Olivier Piou will retire from the company in August 2016, with present COO Philippe Vallée expected to assume his position.

GTT appoints VP to boost carrier business

31 Mar 2016

GTT Communications has announced the appointment of Simon Waller as its vice president of carrier business in EMEA and APAC.

Telecom Italia names Flavio Cattaneo as new CEO

31 Mar 2016

Telecom Italia has appointed Flavio Cattaneo as its new CEO, replacing Marco Patuano who stepped down earlier this month.

tyntec's Trapp steps down as CTO

22 Mar 2016

Thorsten Trapp, CTO of tyntec, has stepped down from his role, Capacity has exclusively learned.

Claro Brasil president to head up Colombian operations

21 Mar 2016

Carlos Zenteno, president of Claro Brasil, is to step down from his presidency to lead Claro Colombia’s operations, effective April 4, 2016.

BT appoints Simon Lowth as group finance director

18 Mar 2016

BT has appointed Simon Lowth, previous finance director of BG Group, as its group finance director and executive board director.

Telstra appointments signal focus on technology

16 Mar 2016

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and SingTel Optus head Kevin Russell have joined Telstra’s management team.

Gulf Bridge International appoints acting CEO

14 Mar 2016

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has announced the appointment of Amr Eid as acting CEO, effective immediately.

Deutsche Telekom appoints T-Systems CFO

07 Mar 2016

Deutsche Telekom has appointed Christoph Ahrendt as CFO of its business customers segment T-Systems, effective March 3, 2016.

PTCL announces next president and CEO

03 Mar 2016

Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has announced that Daniel Ritz will succeed Walid Irshaid as president and CEO of the PTCL group.

Telefónica Argentina names replacement president

01 Mar 2016

Telefónica has named Federico Rava as president of its Argentinian unit, replacing Luis Blasco.

Cisco’s Overbeek named CEO of location cloud firm

29 Feb 2016

Edzard Overbeek, presently a strategic advisor at Cisco, has been named as chief executive of digital mapping company Here, effective March 1 2016.

Level 3 CEO on leave of absence

26 Feb 2016

Level 3 Communications’ chief executive is taking a temporary leave of absence, effective immediately.

FiberLight appoints SVP of sales

25 Feb 2016

FiberLight has named Jim Hintze as SVP of sales in charge of its dark fibre, wavelength and metro Ethernet services.

CSG names president of global carrier business

23 Feb 2016

CSG International has announced that Phillip Yoo will now serve as the president of CSG’s global carrier business.

Zayo appoints CTO and general counsel

23 Feb 2016

Zayo has announced that Dave Jones and Wendy Cassity will take on roles as CTO and general counsel respectively, effective immediately.

Orange appoints MD of international carriers

22 Feb 2016

The Orange group has announced the appointment of Pierre-Louis de Guillebon as managing director of International Carriers, effective April 1 2016.

Level 3 names North America and APAC president

19 Feb 2016

Level 3 Communications has appointed Laurinda Pang as regional president of North America and Asia Pacific (APAC).

Spark Connect names leader as unit splits

19 Feb 2016

Spark New Zealand has appointed Mark Beder to lead Spark Connect on the back of the unit's split.

MTN South Africa appoints CIO

18 Feb 2016

The MTN group has appointed Benjamin Marais as its new South African CIO, effective 1 March 2016.

Epsilon co-founder joins NFV mobile start-up

17 Feb 2016

Andreas Hipp, co-founder of Epsilon, has joined the leadership team of Cirrus Core Networks, a US-based NFV start-up in the mobile industry.

Airtel appoints chairman and COO in new-look African unit

17 Feb 2016

Bharti Airtel has appointed a chairman and COO for its redesigned cluster-based Africa operations.

Vodafone Ghana appoints two senior management roles

15 Feb 2016

Vodafone Ghana has announced two senior management appointments in its commercial and money functions of the business.

NTT subsidiary appoints new president

11 Feb 2016

NTT Communications' data centre subsidiary RagingWire has named Douglas Adams as its new president effective immediately.

Telenor Serbia names CEO

05 Feb 2016

Telenor has appointed Ingeborg Øfsthus as CEO of Serbia and EVP of the Telenor group effective March 2016.

Telstra to appoint new wholesale group executive

04 Feb 2016

Telstra is set to appoint Will Irving as group executive of Telstra wholesale.

AT&T shuffles executives in shift towards mobile video

03 Feb 2016

AT&T has appointed mobile chief Ralph de la Vega vice chairman and placed him in charge of its business and international units while John Stankey, who led DirecTV, internet and TV units, was named CEO of the entertainment group.

Cisco executive steps down

02 Feb 2016

Cisco’s EVP and chief development officer Pankaj Patel is to step down from his position in the second half of 2016.

Virgin Mobile appoints Saudi Arabia CEO

01 Feb 2016

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) has appointed Fouad Halawi as chief executive of its operations in Saudi Arabia.

BT's wholesale chief resigns

29 Jan 2016

BT’s CEO of wholesale business Nigel Stagg is stepping down after 36 years at the company.

GENBAND appoints EVP of global sales and marketing

20 Jan 2016

GENBAND has appointed Patrick Joggerst as EVP of global sales and marketing at the company.

Rossabi appointed MD of Telx

20 Jan 2016

Anthony “Tony” Rossabi has been appointed managing director of Telx following Digital Realty’s acquisition of the company last year.

Zain Group appoints chief risk officer

19 Jan 2016

Zain Group has appointed AbdulGhaffar Setareh to the newly created role of chief risk officer.

BT appoints Watson as CEO of BT TSO and CIO

19 Jan 2016

BT has appointed Howard Watson as CEO of Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO) and group chief information officer.

Axiata appoints three senior executives

15 Jan 2016

Axiata Group has appointed three executives in a bid to strengthen its management team.

T-Mobile Poland reveals chairman

14 Jan 2016

T-Mobile Poland has appointed Andreas Bierwirth as chairman of its supervisory board.

VimpelCom appoints chief digital officer

14 Jan 2016

VimpelCom has appointed Christopher Schlaeffer as chief digital officer, effective January 17 2016.

TeliaSonera nominates board members

13 Jan 2016

TeliaSonera’s nomination committee has proposed the election of Susanna Campbell, Anna Settman and Olaf Swantee as board members.

TeliaSonera appoints COO

12 Jan 2016

TeliaSonera has appointed Anders Olsson, present EVP of strategic projects, as COO and head of global services and operations as well as member of the group’s executive management team.

NetIX appoints CEO and CFO

11 Jan 2016

NetIX Communications has appointed Ken Lefkowitz and Mariyan Rangelov as respective CEO and CFO of the company.

BT appoints Clive Selley as CEO of Openreach

11 Jan 2016

BT Group has appointed Clive Selley, its present chief information officer and CEO of its BT technology, service and operations (TSO) business to lead Openreach.

TDC appoints executive to TDC Business arm

07 Jan 2016

Denmark’s TDC has appointed Marina Lønning as senior executive vice president of TDC Business and member of TDC’s executive committee.

Truphone appoints new CEO

06 Jan 2016

Global mobile network operator Truphone has appointed Ralph Steffens as CEO.

Batelco appoints CEO

04 Jan 2016

Bahrain’s Batelco has appointed Ihab Hinnawi as chief executive at the company.

EE's Swantee to depart

04 Jan 2016

Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, will step down shortly after the completion of BT’s acquisition of the company.