Liquid Telecom hires ex Vodafone exec Whitehill to run Neotel 26 May 2017 Liquid Telecom has appointed former Vodafone executive Kyle Whitehill to run its South African network, Neotel, which it bought for $429 million in 2016. Megaport appoints Belle Lajoie as CCO 22 May 2017 Megaport has today announced that Belle Lajoie, a founding member of Megaport and previously executive vice president of Asia-Pacific at the company, has been appointed to the position of chief commercial officer. Edward Morche joins Zayo as president of sales 11 May 2017 Edward Morche has joined Zayo Group as its new president of sales, reporting in to president and COO Andrew Crouch. Aqua Comms boosts leadership team with CNO and CFO appointments 10 May 2017 Aqua Comms has expanded its leadership team with the appointments of Andy Hudson as chief networks officer and Kevin Foley as chief financial officer. Liquid Telecom names former Airtel chief Youssefi as Kenya CEO 10 May 2017 Liquid Telecom has appointed former Airtel Kenya CEO Adil Youssefi as the new chief executive officer of its Kenyan arm. Michael Foley appointed CEO of Grameenphone 08 May 2017 The Grameenphone board of directors has appointed Michael Foley as the company's chief executive officer (CEO), effective from 26 May 2017. Eutelsat names Yohann Leroy as deputy CEO 05 May 2017 Eutelsat Communications’ board of directors has appointed Yohann Leroy as deputy CEO in addition to his function as chief technical officer. TierPoint names ex-Digital Realty MD Rossabi as chief revenue officer 04 May 2017 Data centre solutions provider TierPoint has appointed Tony Rossabi as executive vice president and chief revenue officer in a newly created role. Optus appoints ex-Telstra exec as MD of wholesale and satellites 03 May 2017 Singtel-owned operator Optus has named former Telstra and Vodafone executive Stuart Bird to head up its wholesale and satellite division. Metronet (UK) appoints chairman and rebrands as M24Seven 02 May 2017 UK connectivity and internet infrastructure provider, Metronet (UK), backed by mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge, has appointed Mike Darcey as chairman. The Group is also rebranding as M24Seven. Level 3’s Laurinda Pang to head merged CenturyLink’s operations outside North America 02 May 2017 Former Global Crossing executive Laurinda Pang is to head CenturyLink’s operations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Asia, and Latin America, following the company’s takeover of Level 3 Communications. Globetouch appoints ex-Vodafone CEO Sarin as chair 02 May 2017 Connectivity services provider Globetouch has named former Vodafone global CEO Arun Sarin as its new chair of the board. Private equity businesswoman to chair Tata Communications 28 Apr 2017 Tata Communications has appointed private equity specialist Renuka Ramnath as chair of its board. She has been an independent director on Tata Communications’ board since December 2014. Equinix appoints Ognall to head up UK channel business 27 Apr 2017 Equinix has named Simon Ognall as UK channel and alliance director, looking after the data centre firm’s channel partner in the region. Carrier-neutral CityFibre appoints executive to head wholesale relationships 25 Apr 2017 CityFibre, the UK’s alternative wholesale provider, is stepping up its efforts to win customers by appointing a head of relationships with the carrier community. Van Ierland returns to iBasis in global voice sales role 24 Apr 2017 iBasis has named former global sale officer Edwin Van Ierland as its new SVP global sales voice almost eight years after he first left the KPN subsidiary. Ex-Vocus GM of wholesale joins Superloop 12 Apr 2017 Superloop has appointed the former Vocus general manager of wholesale, Dan Whitford, as general manager of strategic sales. GCX names new International MD 06 Apr 2017 Reliance Communications subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced the appointment of Mark Russell as managing director of GCX International. Andrew Crouch to join Zayo Group as president and COO 05 Apr 2017 Former Level 3 executive, Andrew Crouch, is to join Zayo Group on 27 April as president and chief operating officer. Comcast names Watson as CEO of its cable division 21 Mar 2017 Comcast Cable has promoted COO Dave Watson to the role of CEO, replacing Neil Smit, who becomes vice chairman of the Comcast group. Zain Group’s board appoint chairman and CEO 13 Mar 2017 Zain Group’s newly elected board has appointed Mohannad Al-Kharafi as chairman and Bader Al-Kharafi as vice-chairman and CEO of Zain Group. Kai Thiel joins Telio Group as COO 08 Mar 2017 Telio has recently hired Kai Thiel as chief operating officer and managing director for the group holding company. GBI appoints Mohamed Saro as CCO 07 Mar 2017 Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, has strengthened its leadership team by announcing the appointment of Mohamed Saro as chief commercial officer. BT appoints Patel as head of continental Europe arm 23 Feb 2017 BT has named Chet Patel as the new head of its operations in continental Europe, overseeing its base across key European hubs. AMS-IX appoints Jesse Robbers as CCO 21 Feb 2017 Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has announced the appointment of Jesse Robbers as chief commercial officer (CCO). Millicom announces new head for Tigo African business 14 Feb 2017 Millicom has promoted Mohamed Dabbour to be CEO of its African operations, replacing Cynthia Gordon, who has left the company. Digicel exec re-elected as CANTO chairman 07 Feb 2017 Julian Wilkins, government relations and public affairs director at Digicel Group, has been re-elected as chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO). Singtel’s Hooq appoints ex-BBC executive as CTO 03 Feb 2017 Singtel’s movie and video streaming service Hooq has appointed Michael Fleshman, a former BBC and Financial Times executive, as its CTO. BT’s new Openreach board plans 'to rebuild trust and credibility' 01 Feb 2017 The UK’s last-mile wholesale operator Openreach has had its first board meeting since its owner, BT, agreed to set one up in a concession to the regulator, Ofcom. Ooredoo appoints insider as CEO for Oman operation 30 Jan 2017 Ian Dench, who was group chief commercial officer at Ooredoo, has become CEO of the company’s Oman operation. Zayo's David Howson appointed CEO of Six Degrees 25 Jan 2017 Hosting and managed services provider Six Degrees Group (6DG) has today announced it has appointed David Howson as CEO as Alastair Mills becomes chairman of the Board. Sprint names Néstor Cano in new COO role 25 Jan 2017 Sprint has appointed Néstor Cano to the newly-created role of chief operating officer, reporting directly to CEO Marcelo Claure. Trump names Ajit Pai as FCC chairman 24 Jan 2017 President Donald Trump has named Republican Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), after previous chair Tom Wheeler stepped down. DE-CIX appoints Stephan Rohloff as new CMO 12 Jan 2017 DE-CIX, named best internet exchange at the 2016 Global Carrier Awards, has announced Stephan Rohloff has been appointed into the newly created position of chief marketing officer (CMO). Telenor reshuffles organisational structure 12 Jan 2017 Telenor Group has reshuffled its organisational structure and executive management team to deliver its digital strategy and transition into a more integrated global company. MEF appoints SDN pioneer Dan Pitt as SVP 11 Jan 2017 Dan Pitt, an early champion of software-defined networking (SDN), has joined the MEF’s leadership team as senior vice president. Equinix appoints Robert Busz as Poland MD 10 Jan 2017 Equinix has marked the end of its first year operating in Poland by appointing Robert Busz as managing director in the country. Mobily appoints new CEO after end of Etisalat management deal 10 Jan 2017 Saudi Arabian operator Mobily has appointed a new CEO, just two weeks after the company ended its management contract with 27.4% shareholder Etisalat. GBI board officially appoints CEO 09 Jan 2017 The board of directors of Gulf Bridge International (GBI) have named Amr Eid as its chief executive officer (CEO). Former Telenor executive Rajeev Sethi to be CCO of Airtel Africa 06 Jan 2017 Bharti Airtel has appointed former Telenor executive Rajeev Sethi as its chief commercial officer for its African operations, replacing Raghunath Mandava, who became CEO of Airtel Africa on 1 January. Dealmaker Genish joins Vivendi as head of convergence 05 Jan 2017 French media group Vivendi – a major shareholder in Telecom Italia – has appointed the former CEO of Telefónica Brazil to a senior position. Trump adds two more advisers to FCC transition team 05 Jan 2017 Donald Trump has named two more advisers to his landing team for the Federal Communications Commission as he prepares to take the US Presidency later this month. Former Airtel exec takes over as Deutsche Telekom Europe head 03 Jan 2017 Deutsche Telekom has restructured its top management by giving former Bharti Airtel executive Srini Gopalan responsibility for 11 European countries outside Germany.