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Tata names Bob Laskey as head of Americas

25 Sep 2017

Tata Communications has appointed former CenturyLink executive Bob Laskey as its regional head of Americas.

Qureshi named as new Verizon Communications CSO

19 Sep 2017

Former Ericsson executive Rima Qureshi has been named as the new chief strategy officer for Verizon Communications.

Colt appoints CTO Datta as COO

19 Sep 2017

Colt Technology Services has named current CTO Rajiv Datta as its new chief operating officer, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner.

Cobalt names Mahoney as CTO of its Riviera Maya broadband project

18 Sep 2017

Cobalt Holdings, a provider of managed broadband services, has announced the appointment of Michael Mahoney as its new CTO.

Hooq names Jennifer Batty as its new CCO

15 Sep 2017

Hooq, the Asian video on demand service controlled by Singtel, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Batty as its new chief content officer.

Wilcon names Lehman as channel sales director

14 Sep 2017

Wilcon, the West Coast US provider of fibre and data centre infrastructure, has named Rex Lehman as its new channel sales director.

LeoSat strikes deal with Supernet, appoints new CFO

13 Sep 2017

Low orbit satellite communications provider LeoSat Enterprises has struck a strategic agreement with Pakistan’s Supernet, whilst also naming Peter Schrickel as its new chief financial officer.

Green Mountain CEO steps down

11 Sep 2017

Green Mountain, a Norwegian wholesale colocation data centre company, has announced that its CEO, Knut Molaug, is set to step down and has named his successor.

Liquid Telecom names Willem Marais as chief business development officer

07 Sep 2017

Liquid Telecom has appointed Willem Marais as chief business development officer, to oversee the company’s business development and expansion into new markets.

Hoffman named as Megaport CTO

05 Sep 2017

Megaport, a provider of elastic interconnection services has named Tim Hoffman as its new chief technology officer, effective as of 1 October.

Tugee to head up SEACOM’s new business division in Africa

05 Sep 2017

SEACOM has named Tonny Tugee as head of its newly formed SEACOM Business in Kenya and its service provider division for east Africa.

Bankai names new CTO

04 Sep 2017

Bankai has announced the appointment of Jay Jayasimha, as chief technology officer.

Safaricom appoints two new directors

04 Sep 2017

Safaricom has appointed two new directors, days after finalising the sale of 35% of its business to Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone.

Juniper Networks snaps up Kristian Kerr from Brocade

01 Sep 2017

Juniper Networks has announced it has appointed Kristian Kerr as head of channel, alliances and commercial for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

IFSC appoints MD to steer 280Tb Ireland-France subsea cable

01 Sep 2017

Ireland-France Subsea Cable (IFSC), which is building an ultra-high capacity 565km cable connecting Dublin to Paris, has named Fergus Innes as managing director effective September 1, 2017.

Colt hires ex-Windstream and XO exec Randy Nicklas

30 Aug 2017

Colt has appointed Randy Nicklas, former CTO of XO Communications and then Windstream in the US, as its vice president of network engineering.

Ooredoo Myanmar CEO quits after two years

22 Aug 2017

Rene Meza has resigned as CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar after just two years in the post and is leaving telecoms. Ooredoo has appointed COO Vikram Sinha as acting CEO until it finds a permanent replacement.

PwC appoints director to lead telecoms strategy

18 Aug 2017

PwC hires Brian Burns as a director to continue expanding its technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) deals strategy and operations team in London.

China Telecom appoints Tan as president of Americas

15 Aug 2017

China Telecom has named Steven Tan as president of China Telecom Americas, the international subsidiary of the company formed in 2002.

Arctic Ocean subsea project appoints telecoms veteran as CEO

14 Aug 2017

Quintillion, the company nearing completion of a subsea cable around Alaska, has appointed a new CEO following the sudden resignation of Elizabeth Pierce.

Abu Dhabi group acquires FPT and appoints CEO amid $5bn subsea plans

11 Aug 2017

Private investment group Abu Dhabi Investment Group (ABDIG) has acquired a 62.5% stake in Fiber Prime Telecommunications (FPT) and named the CEO tasked with heading the company.

Vodafone veteran Harper takes over at satellite operator Avanti

11 Aug 2017

Alan Harper, strategy director of Vodafone until 10 years ago, is to become acting CEO of Avanti Communications until the satellite company finds a replacement for David Williams.

AMS-IX CEO and founder to step down after 17 years

04 Aug 2017

AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman is set to leave more than 17 years after he founded the Amsterdam internet exchange.

Nokia Oceania MD to step into nbn CTO role

04 Aug 2017

Nokia’s managing director for Oceania, Ray Owen, is leaving the company to take up an executive position as chief technology officer at the National Broadband Network (nbn).

Vodafone Qatar appoints Goschen as CFO

03 Aug 2017

Vodafone Qatar has snapped up Brett Goschen as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Retelit names Roberto Leoni as group operations director

02 Aug 2017

Italy’s Retelit has appointed Roberto Leoni as the new group operations director.

AT&T puts Donovan in charge of comms, Lee as head of Mexico

01 Aug 2017

AT&T has named John Donovan as CEO of AT&T Communications from today, and Lori Lee as CEO of AT&T International.

Amdocs, Comcast, Telco Systems, Verizon join MEF board

31 Jul 2017

Following the MEF, formerly known as the Metro Ethernet Forum, annual members meeting in Toronto last week, new leading industry executives have joined the MEF board of directors.

Vivendi puts own man to top of TIM as Cattaneo leaves

28 Jul 2017

Vivendi executive Amos Genish is now general manager for operations at TIM, at the end of a turbulent week in the Italian company.

McAllen Data Center names ex-Telefónica director as COO

26 Jul 2017

Mauricio Flores, the former sub-director of IP network engineering for Telefónica Mexico, has been named as the new chief operating officer for McAllen Data Center (MDC).

Infomart Dallas names Thielamay as technology VP

26 Jul 2017

Infomart Data Centres Dallas has appointed Sandy Thielamay as its new vice president of technology.

Equinix appoints president of strategy, services and innovation

25 Jul 2017

Company veteran Charles Meyers has been appointed to the newly created position of president of strategy, services and innovation at Equinix.

Cattaneo gets €25m to leave TIM after ‘major and extraordinary turnaround’

25 Jul 2017

Flavio Cattaneo has agreed compensation of €25 million in return for his resignation as CEO of TIM, despite the fact that many elements in the company did not want him to go.

Former GVT head likely to be named as MD of TIM as Catteneo negotiates exit terms

24 Jul 2017

The biggest shareholder in Telecom Italia wants to put Amos Genish, former CEO of Telefônica Brasil, in as managing director of the Italian operator, which trades as TIM.

Industry veteran Ian Scott named new chair of CRTC

20 Jul 2017

Former Telus executive Ian Scott has been named as the next chair of the Canada Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Juniper Networks appoints Google engineer Koley as CTO

20 Jul 2017

Juniper Networks has named Google engineer and head of network architecture Bikash Koley as its new chief technology officer, overseeing the company’s critical technology innovations.

Intelsat makes three appointments in leadership restructure

19 Jul 2017

Intelsat has announced a restructure of its leadership team and three new appointments to head up broadband, mobility and media services segments at the satellite company.

Exponential-e appoints Henry Pepperall to CFO

17 Jul 2017

In an appointment Exponential-e says “heralds ambitious growth plans”, experienced financial executive Henry Pepperall has been named as its new chief financial officer.

Colt names Ashish Surti as chief information security officer

06 Jul 2017

Ashish Surti has been appointed to the position of chief information security officer at Colt Technology Services.

Vodafone Qatar names Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al-Thani as COO

04 Jul 2017

Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al-Thani has been appointed to chief operating officer of Vodafone Qatar.

Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited appoints Meyer as new chair

29 Jun 2017

David Meyers has been named as non-executive director and chair of Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL).

T-Systems appoints Fleutiaux to its management team

26 Jun 2017

François Fleutiaux has been named as the head of the IT division of Deutsche Telekom's business customer segment.

CenturyLink reveals newest appointments to leadership team

23 Jun 2017

Centurylink has announced its newest additions to the executive leadership team which comes into effect once the acquisition of Level 3 is completed by the end of the third quarter of 2017.

PGi announces new appointments to senior leadership team

22 Jun 2017

PGi has announced the promotions of John Stone to chief revenue officer, Sean O’Brien to chief strategy officer and June McCarthy to executive vice president of marketing.

Edward Kennedy named as president and CEO of CENX

22 Jun 2017

CENX announced the appointment of Edward Kennedy as its new president and CEO. Kennedy has over 30 years of leadership experience having held executive positions at numerous telecommunications companies.

Judith LaRocque is appointed as interim chair of the CRTC

21 Jun 2017

Canada’s government has named Judith LaRocque as interim chair of federal broadcast and telecoms regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Simon Williams is named as the new CEO of NTT DATA UK

19 Jun 2017

NTT DATA UK has announced the appointment of Simon Williams as its new CEO. Williams takes over from Steve Mitchener who retired back in May, officially assuming his new role as of 7 June 2017.

BT promotes Jennifer Artley to head Americas

15 Jun 2017

Jennifer Artley has been promoted to be president of BT in the Americas, succeeding Bas Burger, who became CEO of BT Global Services last month.

GTT establishes carrier division

15 Jun 2017

GTT has created a new carrier division and appointed Jeff Beer as its head.

NTT Com appoints Wakai as its new Singapore president and CEO

09 Jun 2017

NTT Communications' Singapore president and CEO, Takeshi Kazami, is set to resign and will be replaced by Naoki Wakai.

Juniper Networks announces new leadership for EMEA business

07 Jun 2017

Juniper Networks has today announced the appointment of Marcus Jewell as senior vice president and general manager for its Europe, Middle East and Africa business.

Vivendi CEO to chair Telecom Italia, but won’t supervise Sparkle

02 Jun 2017

French media company Vivendi has appointed its CEO, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, as executive chairman of the board of Telecom Italia.

Zen Internet appoints wholesale managing director

31 May 2017

Zen Internet has appointed Dave Hudson as managing director of its wholesale division.

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.

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.