Carl Grivner to lead Colt in 2016

11 September 2015 |


Colt Technology Services has announced that Carl Grivner will be appointed CEO effective of January 1 2016.

Grivner, who presently serves as EVP of network services, will take over from Rakesh Bhasin, who has decided to end his nine year tenure as Colt’s CEO.

Grivner joined Colt from Pacnet in May, after the company was acquired by Telstra for $697 million.

Grivner has over 25 years of international leadership experience – including 12 years at CEO level in the telecoms industry – and prior to his three year stint at Pacnet, Grivner headed up US-based XO Communications.

“We are delighted to welcome Carl as the new CEO. Colt has a unique set of network and data centre assets, spanning the globe with a clear vision to be the most customer orientated business in the industry. With this solid foundation and Carl’s wealth of experience, including extensive executive and leadership experience in the telecommunications and technology industry, Colt is well positioned for long-term success,” said Simon Haslam, chairman at Colt.