Recent appointments

Recent appointments

Antonio Belli

Antonio Belli has been appointed as director of sales and marketing at GlobeNet, the wholesale submarine capacity provider and subsidiary of Oi. Belli has worked at an executive level in telecommunications for over 20 years. He previously worked as director of sales and marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean for Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks. This position gave Belli the experience in the fibre-optic cable industry and in the Latin American market required for his new role. Belli has also worked under other global initiatives including business development, sales and marketing within the US and Brazil.

Mohamed Elagazy


Mohamed Elagazy has been elected as vice chairman of the advisory committee of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). Elagazy is SVP of international relations and business development for submarine cable operator Gulf Bridge International (GBI) with over 20 years experience in the US and MENA telecoms sectors. He is a member of the Establishing Committee who has contributed to building GBI’s international industry recognition and market position. Elagazy’s experience includes business development and strategic relations with GCC regional operators and international carriers such as AT&T, Primus, Verizon and Telcordia.

Vinod Kumar


International wholesale voice carrier Tata Communications has appointed Vinod Kumar as its new MD and CEO. Kumar’s previous role was as president and COO for Tata Communications, when he was responsible for developing the company’s presence in the global communications market. After joining the Tata Communications in 2004, Kumar was closely associated with the acquisitions of TGN and Teleglobe and went on to become MD of the company’s international operations. Kumar replaces Srinath Narasimhan who has been appointed as MD and CEO at Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra).

Keith Shaw


SEACOM, which owns a subsea cable linking southern and east Africa, Europe and south Asia, has appointed Keith Shaw as its head of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Shaw has almost 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry. His previous role was as sales director for Asia-Pacific and Africa regions for European network provider Interoute, when he was primary responsibility for developing all Asia-Pacific and African sales. Prior to his position at Interoute, Shaw worked for Dynegy Europe Communications, a subsidiary of US energy and communications firm Dynegy, as sales director for the European sector of the Dynegy network.

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