GCX names Carl Grivner as new CEO

GCX names Carl Grivner as new CEO

16 July 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Global Cloud Xchange’s (GCX) board of directors has appointed Carl Grivner as its new chief executive officer, effective as of 10 July 2020.

Based in London, Grivner enters the role with over 25 years of international executive and leadership experience. This includes 12 years’ at the chief executive officer level at major telcos in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. He will also serve on GCX’s board of directors.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Carl's caliber and experience to lead GCX. It was a great experience working together at Pacnet, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work together again – along with our entire senior leadership team  – to strategically lead and drive GCX's next phase of growth and market leadership,” said Jim Ousley, chairman of GCX.

“In Carl, the board has elected a proven technology and communications business leader. The board would also like to thank Rory Cole, for his leadership during the recent transition of the company."

Grivner previously served as CEO of Colt Technology Services. Prior to this, he served three years in Singapore as CEO of Pacnet, directing the global strategy of one of Asia's leading end-to-end communications service providers.

Before that, Grivner held leadership positions for companies such as Cable & Wireless plc, Ameritech and IBM.

"It is an exciting time to get back into submarine networks, as the demand for global bandwidth is multiplying, and there is an increasing need for fibre optic interconnectivity to support the rising global data traffic," added Grivner.

"GCX is in a unique position to support the escalating bandwidth consumption across emerging markets as it owns and operates one of the world's largest private submarine cable systems, which sets the foundation for a robust global service delivery platform.”

“I am thrilled to join the GCX team. Together, we will capture the next waves of growth for GCX by remaining laser-focused on serving our customers, refreshing our technologies and solutions, while creating significant value for our shareholders".