09 July 2018
| James Pearce
Seaborn Networks has added former Yahoo director Mehmet Akcin to its board of advisors to work on a variety of strategic, commercial and technical opportunities.
Akcin spent more than 15 years in a variety of roles at
Microsoft, where he established six patents as director in the
Global Network Acquisition Group, and as chief engineer at the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
His most recent roles was as senior director of global
infrastructure planning at Oath, which was Yahoo until it was
acquired by Verizon last year – a role he held for
over two and a half years.
Akcin’s areas of expertise include subsea cable
systems, IP backbones, DNS, network security, and content
delivery networks, Seaborn said.
Akcin commented, "I look forward to working with Seaborn's
management team on a variety of strategic, commercial and
Seaborn has recently made a number of additions to its
leadership team and its advisory base, with David Zimmer
joining as its new chief sales officer and Jim Olson as its new
vice president of corporate development in May.
The company launched Seabras-1, connecting Brazil to New
York, in September 2017 and is also working on a new cable From
Brazil to Argentina.
"We are very pleased to add Mehmet to our Board of
Advisors," said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn.
"He is a distinguished engineer with extensive experience in
building massive scale networks around the world."