SEACOM names MD of East Africa

04 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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SEACOM has appointed Tonny Tugee as the company’s managing director of the Eastern North and East Africa region.

This is the first time SEACOM has appointed a managing director for the region, indicating both its faith in the region’s future prospects as well as its faith in Tugee’s capabilities.

Tugee will lead a team of experienced ICT professionals that deliver high quality and affordable internet bandwidth into these dynamic and growing markets. This appointment will also have him assume accountability for the financial performance for the East and North Africa region.

Announcing this appointment, SEACOM Group CEO, Byron Clatterbuck, reinforced that Tugee’s appointment is in line with the firm’s strategy of tapping globally-benchmarked, and locally-relevant expertise, to drive expansion in the region and across Africa.

“As a company, we are always looking for the best talent, and we strive to retain the best by allowing that talent to drive our growth in local markets, streamline the company’s activities and bring our vision for the region to fruition. We have always been committed to absorbing expert local talent who have deep market knowledge and experience,” said Clatterbuck.

“We are also determined to collaborate with our customers and partners to deliver an unmatched proposition that sets SEACOM apart in the enterprise internet market.”

Tugee brings experience of transformative leadership and strategies for maintaining strong relationships to grow SEACOM in the East African region.

“Tonny is an integral part of the SEACOM team. His promotion indicates our confidence in him and his skillset, as well as his unique knowledge and expertise within the company and region in which he operates. We are confident that with the support of our dynamic regional team, SEACOM will provide a world-class level of customer service to enable our customers realize the intrinsic value of our network,” added Clatterbuck.

As a pan-African telecom enabler, SEACOM is banking on a strengthened local leadership team with deep market knowledge to drive the uptake of its connectivity and cloud services in Kenya’s fast-growing digital economy.