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  • CCO
    Sales Executive professional with more than 17 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the telecommunications sector, in Europe and Africa, with special focus in the mobile telecommunications, Submarine Cables and in the area of satellite and setup boxes. Being currently CCO of Angola Cables since beginning More
  • Co-Founder & CEO
    Eric Handa has built APTelecom into a globally recognized leader in telecom and fiber consulting. Since launching in 2010, Handa has grown APTelecom from a start-up business to an award-winning global organization which has generated over US $195 million in sales for clients. APTelecom has been named the Sales Team of More
  • VP Global Wholesale Solutions
    Brendan Floyd serves as Vice President of Global Wholesale and has responsibility for leading a global organization of sales and technical professionals who provide a full portfolio of industry-leading telecommunication solutions to carriers, wireless providers, cable operators, and content providers in over 150 More
  • President
    Adel Bazerghi brings more than 30 years of telecommunications experience and expertise to his role as President of BCE Nexxia, a Bell Canada company, and Senior Vice President of Bell Canada Wholesale. In this capacity, Adel is focused on driving growth for wholesale telecommunications services in Canada, the U.S. More
  • SVP Product Marketing & Access Strategy
    Michelle Bourque is Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing and Access Strategy at BCE Nexxia. As leader of a dynamic team of product and marketing professionals, Michelle is accountable for growing the wireline and cloud services portfolios for business markets as well as the wholesale markets in Canada and More
  • VP BT Security Europe
    As the Security Vice President for BT in Europe, Ramy Houssaini’s remit is to drive sales growth for the division in European countries, whilst ensuring the delivery and in-life operation of security solutions to BT customers and partners. Ramy joins BT from Accenture where he was the regional head of More
  • CTO
  • Senior Vice President, International Carrier Sales & Solutions
    Mardia was appointed Senior Vice President, International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) on September 1, 2015. As head of ICSS, Mardia is responsible for the international wholesale carrier business of Deutsche Telekom. Her appointment comes after joining Deutsche Telekom’s Europe & Technology organization More
  • Vice President Internet & Transport
    Stephan Schroeder heads up Deutsche Telekom's IP-Transit, IP-Peering, Transport and CDN portfolio, which is operated by the International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) unit within Deutsche Telecom AG. Since joining DT in 2002 and re-joining in 2011, Stephan has run several business units in ICSS, including More
  • COO
    Jarrett Appleby joined Digital Realty in April 2015 as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for corporate strategy and global operations, including property and technical operations; design and construction; EMEA and APAC operations; and product management and development. Jarrett has More
  • Senior Manager, Field Development EMEA
    Matt George has over 20 years’ experience in the Broadcast sector. Having started his career in the UK cable industry in the mid 90’s he has held a number of senior marketing and business development positions at Flextech, TiVo, Sky (both in the UK and Germany) and BT. He has been directly involved in More
  • Chief Revenue Officer
    Layne Levine is GTT’s chief revenue officer, leading GTT’s revenue growth initiatives worldwide, including targeting global carriers and multinational enterprises, and developing our emerging channel strategy. Previously Mr. Levine was the executive vice president for GTT’s America’s division, More
  • CFO
    Catherine Birkett as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has led Interoute’s Finance Department for 16 years. She joined Interoute in 2000 to head up the Financial Planning and Analysis department and was an integral part of the team that drove the restructuring of the Interoute Group in 2003 and the acquisitions of More
  • Chairman
    Mike is a veteran telecommunications entrepreneur having worked in the industry for over a decade.  He is currently Chairman of Ireland-France Subsea Cable, a board member of Quintillion Subsea Holdings, and formerly CEO of Arctic Fibre.  Previously he was founder of Speak Telecom, vice-president of Windward More
  • Managing Director
    Sean is the Managing Director of Executive Search firm, KWR, which specialises in emerging and frontier markets. Based in the UAE for the past twelve years, his clients are within the global Telecoms, Media and Technology sector and his searches are for the senior executive officers and non-executive board members of More
  • Director, Network Planning & Acquisition, EMEA
    Maarten Büchli is director of Network Planning and Acquisition for the EMEA region. The focus of his team is on delivering a scalable and reliable network infrastructure supporting Microsoft’s online services portfolio (Azure, O365, etc.). Maarten holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University More
  • EVP Global IP Network
    As the executive vice president of the Global IP Network at NTT Communications, Mr. Wheeler is responsible for all financial, engineering, operational and customer relationship activities for the Global IP Network (GIN) business unit.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Wheeler led the GIN sales and business More
  • CEO
    Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, has been CEO of Orange International Carriers since April, 2016 His previous positions in the Orange Group have included Director of France Telecom Long Distance Marketing, then COO and CEO of Etrali in trading and financial services from 2007, before becoming Managing Director of the More
  • CEO
    Before becoming PCCW Global CEO in 2007, Marc Halbfinger spent over 25 years in media and telecommunications roles, gaining experience in cable TV, directories, mobile, international voice, video, data and the Internet. He joined PCCW in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Business Development for the Pacific Convergence More
  • CCO
    A technology executive brewing the digital revolution in a traditional newspaper and magazine business. Working with thousands of publishers in 107 countries, developing strategies of successful migration for print business into the high tech realm, building unique new markets, reselling channels and partnerships, More
  • SVP Sales – Europe, Asia & Americas
    Conor Carroll is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, Asia, and the Americas for Tata Communications, part of the $103.3 billion Tata Companies. In this role he is responsible for leading the regional service provider sales channel and strategic direction for the Global Carrier Solutions line of business More
  • Chairman & CEO
    Alessandro Talotta has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia Sparkle in December 2014. Previously he was Executive Officer at Telecom Italia National Wholesale Services. A computer scientist with a strong business administration expertise, Alessandro has developed a true passion for innovation and More
  • VP Product Marketing
    Eduardo Guardincerri is from Argentina, holds an Executive MBA and is an Industrial Engineer. In December 2012 he was appointed Chief Marketing Officer for the Wholesale Business in Telefonica Business Solutions. Eduardo has held positions in both Standard Bank as a Financial Analyst and at IBM as a Senior Product More
  • Senior Analyst
    Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services. He manages product development and forecasting for TeleGeography’s bandwidth pricing research, specializing in European and Middle Eastern markets. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik was an optical More
  • Executive Director, Global Sales
    Ellie Sweeney is the Executive Director, Global Sales, overseeing Telstra global wholesale and enterprise teams based in Hong Kong. Ellie has worked in the global telco industry for 20 years. She has held key roles in consumer, SMB, operations and for the last decade. Her most recent role was Executive Director for More
  • Regional Manager, Carrier Voice Services
    Gagun Gahir is the Regional Manager for Carrier Voice Services at Telstra, overseeing our EMEA and US account management teams and based at our London office. Gagun has worked in the global telco industry for 14 years, holding key growth roles at international organisations like IDT where she led the commercial team More
  • CMO / MC Member
    • Chief Marketing Officer of Turk Telekom International since May 2016• Chief Technical Officer of Turk Telekom International May 2013 – April 2016• Chief Technical Officer of Pantel International Group November 2010  –  May 2013• Chief Technical Officer of Invitel International More
  • SVP Connectivity Services
    As the Senior Vice President for Connectivity Services,  Vivek is responsible for the sales, channel strategy, and commercial engagement with all service providers globally for Vodafone’s extensive portfolio of Connectivity Services. Vivek has over 19 years’ experience working across communications, More

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