Global Leaders Forum names new chair ahead of ITW
09 June 2020 | Melanie Mingas
The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) has named its new chair, Laurinda Pang, president of international and global accounts management at CenturyLink.
Starting a two-year term ahead of the 2020 edition of ITW, Pang was appointed by the GLF membership and succeeds Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global, who served for two terms as the GLF chair.
Pang will preside over forum meetings and lead discussion among the members, who include 30 of the largest ICT service providers globally, and oversee the strategic development of the forum.
Commenting on her election, Pang said: “I am deeply honoured by the vote of confidence the members have placed in me to chair the GLF. This is an exciting time for our industry and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues across the GLF to address the opportunities and challenges the industry faces in order to keep the world connected, while upholding our basic principle of interoperability and ubiquitous connectivity.”
Halbfinger added: “I have been very honoured to serve as the chair of the GLF. During this time, the industry leadership have all contributed in endorsing the further commercial development of ICT interoperability, promoted diversity and nurtured formal and informal communications across our industry.
“I am confident that Laurinda will lead us through the next stage of the complex journey with energy and passion.”