SEACOM names MD for East and North-East Africa

12 November 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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SEACOM has appointed Tejpal Bedi to the role of MD and regional head of sales for the East and North-East Africa (ENEA) region.

Bedi, who stated in the new role on 1 November, joined SEACOM from CloudSmiths East Africa, where he has been MD since 2015.

Welcoming Bedi, chief sales and marketing officer at SEACOM Group, Steve Briggs, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tejpal Bedi on board. We have every confidence that his wealth of experience will enable us to drive growth in the region, and help us to better serve our wholesale and enterprise clients in this key region. This is an exciting time for Tejpal and the SEACOM Kenya team as a whole.”

Prior to his role at CloudSmiths, he held the position of managing director for internet solutions East Africa where he transformed Iconnect into a global player in the industry, and also founded the training and consulting company, Cambridge Africa, which is the IBM training partner across seven African countries.

He joins SEACOM as the firm pivots from dedicated wholesale provider to a challenger enterprise player, serving high-profile brands in the banking and manufacturing sectors, amongst others.

Boosting its enterprise expansion, SEACOM last month closed its acquisition of Kenya's Hirani Telecommunications Metro Fibre Network.