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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. Artur is Angola Cables’ CCO since 2013 and has More
  • Co-Founder & CEO
    As Co-Founder and CEO, Eric R. 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 $275 million in sales for clients, and has been More
  • CEO
    Nigel Bayliff joined Aqua Comms in October 2016, having previously provided consultancy services to global telecoms companies through SIN Medida Limited, a consultancy business he established in 2008 to capitalize on his experience over 25 years of senior technical, operational and executive roles in the global More
  • Senior Managing Director
    Mr. Lukaj has more than 25 years of investment banking experience having originated, structured and executed hundreds of deals totaling over $100 billion of transaction value. Mr. Lukaj is a founder of Bank Street and aspires with his partners to create a premier middle market investment banking franchise focused on More
  • CCO
  • President
    Paul Scott has more than twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been instrumental in the growth and success of C&W Communications, since the Columbus years. As the current President of LATAM and Wholesale, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and translating the More
  • CEO
    Mike Cunningham is a telecommunications entrepreneur focused on subsea cable and fibre network development.  He is currently Chairman of Ireland-France Subsea Cable, Chief Executive Officer of Crosslake Fibre and on the board of Quintillion Subsea.  Previously, Mr. Cunningham was Chief Executive Officer of More
  • Director Infrastructure and Permitting
    Currently serving as the Infrastructure Market Manager at CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), Mr. Martin is a Senior Ecologist with over 25 years of U.S. and international experience in applied marine and freshwater ecology. He provides permitting coordination services for activities as diverse as fiber optic cable More
  • CEO
    Stephen Scott has 25 years’ experience in telecoms and related industries including; Global Marine Systems, PSiNet Europe, Sentrum Data Centres and Global Switch.  Alongside his role at these organisations, Stephen spent 10 years as COO at Bridgehouse Capital (UK family office) where he gained significant More
  • VP Commercial Management and Business Development
    Don Schuett is responsible for managing the Colocation Commercial Sales and Services at Digital Realty.  He has 20 years of experience in the telecom, IT, and technology industry in a variety of business and technical roles.  Prior to joining Digital Realty, Don spent 8 years with Tata Communications in More
  • Managing Partner
    Elaine Stafford has been involved in the planning, development, design, engineering, and implementation of undersea fiber-optic cable systems worldwide for over 35 years. Since joining DRG in 2002, Elaine has advised many undersea cable developers and owners- focusing on feasibility studies, business plans, More
  • João Pedro Flecha de Lima has been the CEO of EllaLink for the past 2 years, with the mandate to build the pioneer submarine cable system that will connect Europe and Latin America directly. Previously, as Head of the Mobile division of Samsung Electronics in Brazil, he secured for Samsung the position of More
  • Chairman & President
    Mr. Luiz Fuschini is the Chairman & President and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s longterm strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. Luiz Fuschini also acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the Company and communicates to the Board on More
  • Executive Chairman
  • VP Global Account Division & Wholesale Services – Latin America
    Gabriel Holgado is Vice President Wholesale Services for Level 3 in Latin America. He is responsible for the commercial and sales activities in the region for the wholesale segment. At present, his efforts are focused on strengthening and advancing the selling of Level 3’s newly integrated portfolio of solutions More
  • Managing Director - Global Head of Telecoms, Structured & Asset Finance
    Jean-Pierre Gérémy is Managing Director and Global Head of the Telecommunication, Global Infrastructure & Projects.He has more than 35 years of experience within financial and industrial companies on technology projects, mainly in the telecommunications sector. He has been in charge of the origination, the More
  • CEO
    Gil Santaliz is the Founder and CEO of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX). He is the visionary behind developing NJFX as North America’s preeminent international hub for subsea communications, interconnecting many international carriers across three continents with multiple, private backhaul and US termination More
  • Director Marine Program Management
    Currently serving as the Director of Cable System Development at Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI), Mr. Willoughby is a senior program manager with over 25 years of experience in the undersea telecom cable industry.  He leads teams to manage the development of undersea cable systems starting from initial concept More
  • Managing Director & Head of Americas, Private Infrastructure
    Todd Bright serves as head of the Americas infrastructure investment team for Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm with over $66 billion in assets under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure.  He leads a team of investment More
  • Managing Partner
    Howard Kidorf is a Managing Partner at Pioneer Consulting leading a team providing trusted engineering and consulting services. Mr. Kidorf is a recognized expert in optical transmission and telecommunications networks and an experienced manager of research and development teams. Before becoming a partner in Pioneer More
  • Director – Networks
    Ryan Wopschall is Director – Networks at Pioneer Consulting and supports a broad range of services in the submarine fiber optic telecommunications industry including market studies and due diligence, marine engineering, network and infrastructure planning, and system implementation and project management More
  • Managing Director & Senior Analyst
  • CEO
    Larry is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Seaborn. He previously served as CEO, board member and one of the owners of the parent company of Global Marine Systems Ltd., one of the world’s largest fleets of cable ships and a leading installer of submarine fiber optic cable systems. Larry led the More
  • CTO
    Federico Porri was appointed CTO Sparkle America in 2014. He has 25 years of in-depth business experience spanning a wide range in various tlc segments from ISPs, to Mobile Retail, MNCs, Wholesale Voice and Data Services and Subsea Cables. Soon after his appointment to Sparkle Americas, the Group invested over 300m$ More
  • Director of Sales, Caribbean & Latin America
    Jorge A. Porto joined the TE SubCom sales team in 2012 as Director of Sales for the Caribbean and Latin America and since then has been responsible for the growth and development of business in the region. Jorge first joined TE SubCom in 2004 where he served as Director of Submarine Cable Maintenance and Director of More
  • Director Wholesale
    Maximo Lema is Head of Wholesale Unit at TELECOM ARGENTINA S.A. He is in charge of the commercial relations among Telecom and other National and International Carriers, and the development of new business opportunities for the TELECOM Group abroad. Before, he  was Director of Domestic Marketing Wholesale at More
  • VP of Research
    Tim Stronge is Vice President of Research at TeleGeography. His areas of expertise include international voice traffic, terrestrial and submarine cable systems, and international bandwidth markets. Since joining TeleGeography in 1996, Tim has served as a principal analyst in most areas of research, including network More
  • EVP Sales
    Roberto is the EVP of Sales for Telxius, a submarine cable and telecommunications towers infrastructure company owned by the Telefonica Group.  He previously held the position of VP of Sales North for Telefonica International Wholesale Services, the company that managed all the international infrastructure and More
  • CEO
    AMY is CEO of XSite Modular the leading design-builder of Modular Cable Landing Stations (MCLS).  XSite’s permanent, structural steel and concrete buildings are non-combustible and built to withstand security threats and the harshest environments.  XSite’s MCLS have the benefits of Containerized More
  • CTO
    Tony joined Xtera in 2004 initially managing Marketing and Proposals for terminal equipment and upgrades and then responsible for products such as Repeaters and Branching Units, and now serves as CTO. Tony started work at BT’s Research labs investigating cable problems and then moved to Alcatel Australia, More

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