Verizon hires former Alibaba exec to be COO of Oath 19 Apr 2018 Verizon has hired a former global head of Alibaba group to run the division that includes the former AOL and Yahoo. Net-neutrality supporter Mignon Clyburn leaves FCC 19 Apr 2018 Mignon Clyburn, the strong advocate of net neutrality in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has left the regulator after nine years. Former Equinix CEO Steve Smith lands boardroom place at Flexential 18 Apr 2018 The man who suddenly resigned as CEO of Equinix over “poor judgment with respect to an employee matter” has joined the board of Flexential. FiberLight appoints Mike Kopp as vice president of channel 11 Apr 2018 FiberLight, the fibre connectivity solutions provider, has appointed Mike Kopp as its new vice president of channel. Exclusive: Martijn Blanken to leave Telstra 10 Apr 2018 Telstra's Martijn Blanken is set to leave in June after nine years while executive director of global sales, international, Ellie Sweeney is to embark on a six-month sabbatical, the company has confirmed to Capacity Media. Liquid Telecom South Africa appoints new CEO 10 Apr 2018 Liquid Telecom has named Reshaad Sha as CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective as of 1 June 2018. Barnekow leaves Telia after declining revenues, with group CEO Dennelind taking over 09 Apr 2018 Telia Company’s group CEO Johan Dennelind has taken over running the Swedish operation following the resignation of Hélène Barnekow. Former CEO Riccardo Delleani is back at Sparkle as Alessandro Talotta departs 05 Apr 2018 Alessandro Talotta has left Sparkle, where he had been chairman and CEO for more than three years, following his nomination as a director of rival Italian carrier Retelit. 365 Data Centers appoints new director of business development 05 Apr 2018 365 Data Centers has named Robert Allison as its new director of business development based in the company’s Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Florida offices. Equinix promotes Brenden Rawle to director of interconnection in EMEA 05 Apr 2018 Equinix has appointed Brenden Rawle, the former principal solution architect at Equinix EMEA, as its new director of interconnection in EMEA. Veon searches for new CEO after Jean-Yves Charlier steps down 27 Mar 2018 Jean-Yves Charlier has resigned as CEO of Veon, the Amsterdam-based mobile business formerly called VimpelCom. Slattery steps into executive director role as Superloop hires Drew Kelton as CEO 26 Mar 2018 Asian carrier Superloop has hired former Telstra, Airtel and T-Mobile US executive Drew Kelton as CEO, in place of Bevan Slattery, who becomes executive director. CenturyLink names VP of sales for continental Europe and MEA 23 Mar 2018 CenturyLink has promoted former Level 3 Communications country director Bart Van Aanholt to the newly-created role of vice president of sales for continental Europe. BT appoints new security chief for European operations 20 Mar 2018 BT has appointed Hila Meller as its vice president for security, Europe, replacing Luke Beeson, who has left BT after 12 years with the company. NTT Data restructures management in EMEA and Latin America region 20 Mar 2018 NTT Data, the systems integration division of NTT and Sister Company to NTT Communications, has announced a number of structural leadership changes. Hutch chairman Li Ka-shing retires at 89 on $12 a week 16 Mar 2018 The creator of the Three group of mobile operators and the wholesale carrier formerly called Hutchison Global Communications is to retire at 89. BT hires new head of planning and transformation from Boston Consulting 15 Mar 2018 BT has appointed a chief strategy and transformation officer as part of a series of changes in top management by CEO Gavin Patterson. IX Reach appoints new CEO amid company expansion 14 Mar 2018 IX Reach has appointed former Telia Carrier senior executive Simon Vye as its new CEO. DataGryd names Thomas Brown as its new president and CEO 13 Mar 2018 DataGryd, the Manhattan data centre specialists, has named Thomas Brown as its new president and chief executive officer. FiberLight names Kevin Coyne as its new COO 09 Mar 2018 Kevin Coyne, a member of FiberLight’s founding team, has been promoted to its new chief operating officer. Ex-Colt CEO Bhasin to become chairman of CMC Networks 06 Mar 2018 Former Colt CEO Rakesh Bhasin is to become chairman of African and Middle East carrier CMC Networks. Nokia names Sanjay Goel as president of global services 06 Mar 2018 Nokia has appointed Sanjay Goel as the new president of global services and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team (GLT). Bezeq appoints acting chief as police bring CEO into corruption investigation 05 Mar 2018 Israeli operator Bezeq has appointed an acting CEO while the current CEO, Stella Handler, is under police investigation for involvement in alleged corruption. STC appoints Al Nasser as acting CEO 28 Feb 2018 Saudi Telecom Company has appointed Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser as acting CEO of the company, replacing Khaled Bin Hussain Biyari, who has been appointed as assistant minister of defence for executive affairs by the Saudi government. A1 Telekom Austria appoints head to drive new cloud and OTT services 28 Feb 2018 A1 Telekom Austria has named Alexander Kuchar as its new group director of technology and future services. Eir’s wholesale boss to be group CEO after Xavier Niel takeover 20 Feb 2018 Carolan Lennon, the managing director of Eir’s wholesale operations in Ireland, is to become CEO of the group. Equinix appoints new head of EMEA channel partner programme 19 Feb 2018 Equinix has named a former Palo Alto Networks executive as the new head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa channel partner programme. Ethernity appoints O’Hara to VP of worldwide sales 08 Feb 2018 Ethernity Networks, the provider of data processing technology, has appointed Rob O’Hara as its new vice president of worldwide sales. CenturyLink’s Aamir Hussain joins MEF board of directors 08 Feb 2018 Aamir Hussain, chief technology officer (CTO) of CenturyLink has been appointed to the board of directors at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Liquid Telecom's South Africa CEO to step down 02 Feb 2018 Liquid Telecom’s CEO for South Africa Kyle Whitehill is to leave the African operator in order to return to the UK to be with his family. Coriant names Shanbhang as MD for Asia Pacific South 02 Feb 2018 Coriant has named Vikram Shanbhag as its new managing director for Asia Pacific South, where he will be tasked with overseeing operations, business development and sales in the region, which includes India. Peter van Burgel appointed as CEO of AMS-IX 01 Feb 2018 Peter van Burgel has been appointed as new CEO of the world’s largest internet exchange AMS-IX with immediate effect. Telxius names Mario Martin as CEO as part of Telefónica management shake-up 31 Jan 2018 Telefónica has named Mario Martin as the new CEO of infrastructure division Telxius as part of a major management overhaul, replacing Alberto Manuel Horcajo Aguirre. Exclusive: Jhamb to leave Vodafone Carrier Services, McGrath named as replacement 29 Jan 2018 Vodafone’s senior vice president and global head of connectivity business Vivek Jhamb is to leave the UK-based operator, Capacity can exclusively reveal. Steve Smith quits as Equinix CEO over ‘poor judgment’ 26 Jan 2018 Steve Smith has resigned suddenly as CEO of Equinix for what is described as “exercising poor judgment with respect to an employee matter”. PTC elects Stephen Ho as president and chair 25 Jan 2018 The Pacific Telecommunications Council has named CITIC Telecom CEO Stephen Ho as its new president and chair of the board of governors. Colt names Edison as new VP of wholesale 23 Jan 2018 Colt Technology Services has named former Level 3 SVP Andrew Edison as vice president - wholesale in order to accelerate partnerships and global networking solutions for the wholesale segment. PacketFabric secures $25 million in series B funding 19 Jan 2018 PacketFabric has secured a $25 million investment in series B funding from lead investor NantCapital. GTT shoots for brand boost with appointment of ex-basketballer Erving 18 Jan 2018 GTT Communications has elected NBA basketball legend Julius Erving to its board of directors. Dan Ephraim appointed to VP of sales at Infomart Data Centers 17 Jan 2018 Informart Data Centers has appointed former director of Digital Realty Trust, Dan Ephraim as its new vice president of sales. Vocus spins off wholesale arm from enterprise unit in restructure 15 Jan 2018 Vocus Group has announced an organisational restructure while will see it split the enterprise and wholesale divisions of its Australian arm into separate operating units. Sprint picks former Altice CEO Combes to be CFO as Robbiati leaves 05 Jan 2018 Sprint has appointed former Altice CEO Michel Combes as CFO, replacing Tarek Robbiati, who leaves at the end of the month. INCA Board elects Zeetta Networks CEO 05 Jan 2018 The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has elected Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, to its Board. CenturyLink announces two new leadership appointments 02 Jan 2018 CenturyLink has continued to overhaul its management team by appointing two new senior executives, with both set to report to chief operating officer Jeff Storey.