GCX names new International MD

GCX names new International MD

Reliance Communications subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced the appointment of Mark Russell as managing director of GCX International.


Russell, who will continue as president of Europe, will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales across all segments, ensuring that all GCX regions are strategically aligned and tracking towards new growth and development.

“Over the past year, Mark has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment in growing our European business to new heights," said Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange. “We are confident that in his expanded role, Mark will lead our global business into a new era of strategic growth and expansion.”

Russell joined GCX in 2015 as president of Europe, where he has been instrumental in building the company’s capabilities as well as driving organic and inorganic growth across GCX’s European footprint.

He has more than 25 years’ telecom and technology experience and was previously at NetApp, Empower Interactive, and MCI (now Verizon Business). He also served 10 years in sales leadership positions with Cable & Wireless in London.

Last month, Bill Barney, co-CEO of RCom, and chairman and CEO of GCX, explained to Capacity how GCX has invested in its Cumulous Network for Indian cloud services to support technology and finance customers in Chennai and Mumbai.

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