HGC names Cliff Tam as SVP

HGC names Cliff Tam as SVP of global data strategy & operations, international business

21 October 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has appointed Cliff Tam as its senior vice president of global data strategy and operations, international business.

As part of the HGC International Business team, Tam is now responsible for expanding the group’s global presence and services by partnering with global digital content, service and infrastructure providers.

Specifically, in his new role Tam will develop and implement strategies to maintain HGC’s position as a leading partner of OTT service providers, internet and content companies, digital media providers, and cloud and global software-as-a-service companies.

In addition, he will also manage both the network operations and business analysis and operations teams.

“With 5G and edge computing bringing the promise of premium services and more personalised user experiences, HGC is committed to expanding our global presence and fully-fledged services so that our partners can better engage with their customers and exceed expectations," said Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president of International Business at HGC.

"We are delighted to have a leader of Cliff’s calibre to help us define and pursue inspiring digital strategies that leverage our innovation, infrastructure and ecosystem as the digital era continues to unfold.”

Specific focus areas for Cliff include the ongoing development of a game-changing OTT partner ecosystem across emerging niche markets in Asia, as well as the further expansion of edge infrastructure in Southeast Asia with the rollout of HGC’s flagship Eyeball-as-a-Service platform and the growth of Singapore as a major regional hub.

Cliff will also continue his mission to fortify Hong Kong as a major Internet Exchange hub as the use of data grows in Asia Pacific.

Having served as part of the HGC International Business team for the past 16 years, Tam was instrumental in developing markets and data services at HGC.

He also has extensive experience managing global HGC teams with responsibility for digitalisation, wholesale carrier solutions, partnership engagement, market and product development, sales, to name a few.

“At HGC, we are an empowered team dedicated to supporting business globalisation. We deliver customer value and quality assurance with a fast-to-market approach that rides on our fully-meshed digital infrastructure and best-in-class one-stop connectivity, cloud, data centre solutions and services," said Tam.

"I am proud to have the opportunity to reinforce HGC’s reputation as a preferred partner and intelligent innovator as we continue to shape the experience-driven economy and internet world.”