Nokia unveils management team 09 Oct 2015 Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri has announced the company's management team ahead of the completion of its €15.6 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent, with Nokia execs dominating the key positions. Telstra appoints trio of group executives 09 Oct 2015 Telstra has appointed three new group executives, who will report to CEO Andrew Penn. Tele2 reshuffles management 05 Oct 2015 Tele2 has announced an internal reorganisation following the departure of its CEO to the GSMA. Orange defines strategy with reappointments 02 Oct 2015 Orange has defined its priorities for the next five years through its strategic plan Essentials2020, with a series of appointments and a focus on Africa, the Middle East and Spain. Satellite Solutions appoints non-executives 30 Sep 2015 Rural connectivity provider Satellite Solutions Worldwide has appointed Michael Tobin as non-executive chairman and Paul Howard as non-executive director. Ooredoo appoints acting CCO 23 Sep 2015 Ooredoo has appointed Haroon Shahul Hameed as acting chief commercial officer in place of Cynthia Gordon. C&W's non-exec director to retire 18 Sep 2015 Cable & Wireless Communications has announced that non-executive director Simon Ball will retire from November 4 2015. Tele2 appoints interim CFO 18 Sep 2015 Swedish operator Tele2 has appointed James Maclaurin as interim group chief financial officer (CFO) while the process for a permanent candidate continues. Tigo Ghana appoints business director 16 Sep 2015 Tigo Ghana has appointed Gottfried Odamtten-Sowah as director of Tigo Business. Partner Communications appoints deputy CEO 09 Sep 2015 Israeli telecoms provider Partner Communications has today revealed the appointment of Yuval Keinan as its deputy chief executive. Ciena appoints COO 04 Sep 2015 Ciena has appointed François Locoh-Donou as its chief operating officer, effective November 2015. New Deutsche Telekom ICSS SVP assumes role 03 Sep 2015 Mardia van der Walt-Korsten took her new role as SVP Deutsche Telekom ICSS this week. China Unicom appoints CEO 02 Sep 2015 China Unicom has appointed Wang Xiaochu as executive director, chairman and chief executive officer at the company, effective September 1. Altice appoints Michel Combes COO 01 Sep 2015 Altice has named former Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes as COO and chairman of the board of Numericable-SFR. AMS-IX appoints CFO 27 Aug 2015 Dutch internet exchange AMS-IX has appointed Saskia Poelman as its chief financial officer. Millicom names Cynthia Gordon as Africa CEO 26 Aug 2015 Milicom has appointed Cynthia Gordon as executive vice president and CEO of its Africa division, effective September 21 2015 HAUD appoints technical specialist 25 Aug 2015 Security solutions provider HAUD has today appointed Marko Skomersic as its technical solutions specialist as the company looks to develop its fraud prevention offering. NII Holdings appoints Nextel Brazil president 25 Aug 2015 Latin American mobile operator NII Holdings has appointed Francisco Tosta Valim Filho as president of its Brazilian unit Nextel Brazil. China Mobile appoints chairman 24 Aug 2015 China Mobile has appointed Shang Bing, vice president at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information, as chairman. GSMA appoints Mats Granryd as director general 24 Aug 2015 The GSMA has appointed Mats Granryd as director general and member of the GSMA board effective January 2016. Global Cloud Xchange appoints Europe head 20 Aug 2015 Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has appointed Mark Russell as president of its European operations. Ooredoo Kuwait appoints CFO 19 Aug 2015 Ooredoo Kuwait has appointed Gabor Kocsis as chief financial officer, Reuters reports. Bridge Alliance appoints chief executive 18 Aug 2015 Bridge Alliance, the mobile association comprising 36 leading operators across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, has appointed Eileen Tan as CEO, effective September 1 2015. TDC appoints group CEO 14 Aug 2015 Danish operator TDC has appointed Pernille Erenbjerg as group CEO and president at the company. EdgeConneX appoints CTO 11 Aug 2015 EdgeConneX has appointed Don MacNeil as its chief technical officer (CTO). Vodacom appoints head of Tanzania 11 Aug 2015 Vodacom Group, the South African unit of Vodafone Group, has appointed Ian Ferrao as managing director of its Tanzania subsidiary. Entwistle to return as Telus CEO 11 Aug 2015 Telus has announced that president and CEO Joe Natale is leaving the position he held for less than 18 months with immediate effect. SEACOM appoints chief of sales 07 Aug 2015 African network provider SEACOM has appointed Steven van der Linde as chief sales officer (CSO) at the company. Sprint reshuffles senior management 04 Aug 2015 US giant Sprint has reshuffled its senior management team with the appointment of new finance, operation and technology chiefs. Airtel appoints Manish Khera as CEO for m-commerce 04 Aug 2015 Bharti Airtel is to appoint Manish Khera as CEO of Airtel m-commerce services, following its acquisition of Indian payments provider YTS Solutions. Alcatel-Lucent CEO to step down in September 31 Jul 2015 Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will step down while chairman Philippe Camus takes over as interim leader. Level 3 appoints SVP of product and marketing for EMEA 29 Jul 2015 Level 3 Communications has appointed Kathleen Schneider as SVP of product and marketing for EMEA. Telekom Austria reveals new CEO 24 Jul 2015 Telekom Austria Group has appointed Alejandro Plater as CEO, after Hannes Ametsreiter unexpectedly resigned last month. Vodafone restructures European management 21 Jul 2015 Philipp Humm, Vodafone’s chief executive officer for Europe, is to resign from his position, and four CEOs from the operator's European operations will join its executive board. Helios Towers Africa appoints CEO 15 Jul 2015 Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has appointed Kash Pandya as chief executive officer at the company. MTN South Africa appoints chief executive 14 Jul 2015 MTN South Africa has appointed Mteto Nyati as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Saudi’s Mobily appoints chief executive 13 Jul 2015 Saudi Arabia’s Etihad Etisalat, Mobily, has appointed former MTN executive Ahmad Farroukh as chief executive at the company. Tata Teleservices appoints CFO 07 Jul 2015 Tata Teleservices has appointed Anuraag Srivastava as chief financial officer at the company, according to local reports. MTN South Africa CEO resigns 07 Jul 2015 MTN South Africa’s CEO, Ahmad Farroukh, has resigned effective July 31 2015. Manx Telecom appoints chief executive 03 Jul 2015 Manx Telecom on the Isle of Man has appointed Gary Lamb as chief executive officer at the company, effective immediately. Telenor and TeliaSonera reveal joint venture senior management team 01 Jul 2015 Nordic operators Telenor and TeliaSonera have revealed the chief executive of their joint venture in Denmark, as well as the company’s deputy chief and its CFO. Arqiva appoints chief executive 23 Jun 2015 Infrastructure group Arqiva has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as chief executive at the company, following the departure of John Cresswell earlier this month. Telekom Austria CEO to join Vodafone 19 Jun 2015 Following the announcement of his departure from Telekom Austria earlier this week, Hannes Ametsreiter is now set to join Vodafone as head of its German operations. GCX appoints North America head 19 Jun 2015 Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has appointed Lorraine Lettieri as president of its North American operations. Vodafone CTO joins FireEye board 18 Jun 2015 Steve Pusey, chief technology officer at Vodafone Group, has joined the board of directors at cybersecurity firm FireEye. Alcatel-Lucent CEO says departure date not yet set 18 Jun 2015 Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said he will remain in his post to ensure its €15.6 billion merger with Nokia remains on track. MTNL appoints chairman 17 Jun 2015 Indian state-run operator MTNL has reportedly appointed Narenda Kumar Yadav as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the company. Alcatel chief to join Altice? 11 Jun 2015 Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive Michel Combes is exiting his role to join cable company Altice, according to local reports. Cisco's Robbins appoints leadership team 05 Jun 2015 Incoming Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has named an executive leadership team to lead the company when he takes on his role as of July 25. Zayo names COOs 29 May 2015 Zayo Group has today revealed the appointment of two chief operating officers. Telecom Egypt replaces CEO 28 May 2015 The Egyptian government has dismissed Mohamed El-Nawawy from his role as CEO at Telecom Egypt, and allegedly replaced him with Osama Yasin. Telekom Austria appoints chairman 28 May 2015 Telekom Austria has named Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, former head of energy group OMV, as chairman of its supervisory board. Sprint appoints CMO 21 May 2015 Sprint has announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as chief marketing officer (CMO) at the company. Level 3 appoints SVP of sales for EMEA 20 May 2015 Level 3 Communications has appointed Andrew Edison as SVP of sales for EMEA. BT appoints Zaid Al-Qassab as chief brand officer 14 May 2015 Zaid Al-Qassab has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief brand officer at BT, that will see him lead group marketing strategy and brand. Windstream promotes Howe to EVP of enterprise sales 14 May 2015 Windstream has appointed Jeffery Howe as EVP of enterprise sales. Howe succeeds John Leach who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Liquid Telecom appoints group managing executive 06 May 2015 Liquid Telecom has today revealed the appointment of Willem Marais as group managing executive at the company. Cisco names CEO to succeed John Chambers 05 May 2015 Cisco has announced that Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as CEO, effective July 26 2015. Grivner makes jump from Pacnet to Colt 01 May 2015 Colt Technology Services has today revealed the appointment of Carl Grivner as executive vice president of its network services business. Sprint appoints Roger Solé SVP for Hispanic unit 28 Apr 2015 Sprint has appointed Roger Solé, former TIM Brasil CMO, in a dual role of SVP for the Hispanic market and SVP of innovation. Tele2's senior exec departs 28 Apr 2015 Tele2 has announced that Joachim Horn, its group chief technology information officer and EVP, will leave his role to join an unnamed telecoms company in Asia. Alcatel-Lucent appoints senior officer for Ghana 27 Apr 2015 Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Ramy Hashem as its country senior officer for Ghana. Huawei appoints Western Europe president 21 Apr 2015 Huawei has today appointed Vincent Pang as president of its Western European operations. Thuraya appoints Al Mazrui to board 20 Apr 2015 Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed its first female member, Farah Al Mazrui, to its board of directors. Superloop appoints CFO 16 Apr 2015 Megaport’s Superloop has made a further addition to its team with the appointment of Greg Bryant as chief financial officer. Airtel Kenya appoints new commercial director 15 Apr 2015 Airtel Kenya has appointed Abdullah Khamis as its commercial director. BT appoints head of global voice sales 14 Apr 2015 Kai Thiel has been appointed head of global voice sales at BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM). Thuraya appoints board member 14 Apr 2015 Mobile satellite operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed Stephen O’Neill to its board of directors. Megaport spin-off appoints CEO 08 Apr 2015 Megaport’s dedicated infrastructure company, Superloop, has appointed Daniel Abrahams as chief executive officer at the company. Allied Fiber appoints president 07 Apr 2015 Allied Fiber has appointed Michael Miller as its president. Turkcell names Terzioglu as CEO 26 Mar 2015 Turkish operator Turkcell has appointed Kaan Terzioglu as chief executive, replacing Sureyya Ciliv. Wind Mobile shakes up executive board 24 Mar 2015 Canada's Wind Mobile has appointed former head of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic as CEO, in a shake-up of its board which also includes the departure of founder Anthony Lacavera. Huawei appoints Southeast Asia head 23 Mar 2015 Chinese vendor Huawei has appointed David Sun as president and chief executive officer of its Southeast Asian operations. Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP 20 Mar 2015 Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company. Alcatel-Lucent appoints officers in Nigeria, Turkey and Azerbaijan 16 Mar 2015 French vendor Alcatel-Lucent has appointed country senior officers in Nigeria, Turkey and Azerbaijan. GBI CEO exits role 12 Mar 2015 Ahmed Mekky, chief executive at Gulf Bridge International (GBI), has stepped down from his position, the company said today. Telekom Austria Group appoints COO 05 Mar 2015 The supervisory board at Telekom Austria Group (TAG) has today revealed the appointment of Alejandro Plater as chief operating officer (COO) at the company, in a “unanimous” decision. SES appoints chief development officer 02 Mar 2015 Luxembourg’s SES has appointed Christophe De Hauwer as chief development officer (CDO) at the company, and member of its executive committee. Syniverse appoints CEO 26 Feb 2015 Syniverse has appointed Stephen Gray as president and chief executive at the company, effective immediately. Ciena appoints CMO 19 Feb 2015 US vendor Ciena has appointed Marcus Starke as SVP and chief marketing officer at the company. Huawei appoints non-executives to UK board 16 Feb 2015 China’s Huawei has appointed an independent non-executive chairman of its UK subsidiary, Huawei Technologies, as well as two independent non-executive directors. Telenor appoints chief executives in Thailand and Malaysia 12 Feb 2015 Norway’s Telenor Group has appointed chief executive officers of its Thai and Malaysian operations. Clatterbuck appointed SEACOM CEO 09 Feb 2015 Byron Clatterbuck has been appointed chief executive at cable operator SEACOM. Dimension Data on recruitment drive 04 Feb 2015 Dimension Data is to hire an additional 300 data centre experts over the next 18 months. O2 appoints enterprise sales head 03 Feb 2015 Mobile operator O2 has appointed former Samsung UK mobile and IT head Simon Stanford as head of enterprise sales. Telstra appoints CIO 02 Feb 2015 Telstra has appointed Erez Yarkoni as its CIO. Digital Realty announces management changes 30 Jan 2015 Digital Realty’s CTO Jim Smith and David Schirmacher, SVP of operations, will switch roles, effective March 1. Turkcell CEO to step down 29 Jan 2015 Sureyya Ciliv, chief executive at Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, is to leave his position as of January 31, 2015. Transbeam appoints SVP of sales and marketing 28 Jan 2015 US data, voice and IT service provider Transbeam has appointed Jim DaBramo as its SVP of sales and marketing. AT&T fully acquires Mexico’s Iusacell 23 Jan 2015 AT&T is officially entering the Mexican market with the acquisition of Mexican mobile operator Iusacell. Sri Lanka Telecom appoints chairman 23 Jan 2015 The Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group has appointed PG Kumarasinghe – brother of the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena – as chairman at the company, according to local reports. Retelit appoints CEO 21 Jan 2015 The board of directors at Italy’s Retelit announced this week the appointment of Federico Protto as chief executive at the company. Saudi Telecom appoints CEO 20 Jan 2015 Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has appointed Khalid bin Hussain Biyari as chief executive at the company; nearly two years since the resignation of his predecessor. Ericsson EVP joins Vodafone 15 Jan 2015 Johan Wibergh, executive vice president and head of segment networks at Ericsson, is leaving his position to take on the role of chief technology officer at Vodafone. GCX appoints Gina Haspilaire as SVP of HR and corporate affairs 14 Jan 2015 Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced the appointment of Gina Haspilaire as senior vice president of human resources and corporate affairs. Cloudmark appoints CEO 14 Jan 2015 Security solutions provider Cloudmark has appointed George Riedel as chief executive at the company. Alcatel-Lucent appoints Bhaskar Gorti as president of IP Platforms 13 Jan 2015 Alcatel-Lucent has appointed former Oracle executive Bhaskar Gorti as president of its IP platforms business. Anam targets African growth with new appointment 12 Jan 2015 A2P mobile software service provider Anam Technologies has appointed Francois Van Zyl as regional director for Africa at the company, in a bid to drive its presence in the region. Aria Networks appoints CEO 08 Jan 2015 UK-based NAS provider Aria Networks has announced the appointment of Steve Newton as chief executive. Hibernia Networks appoints CCO 07 Jan 2015 Hibernia Networks has appointed Omar Altaji as chief commercial officer at the company, effective immediately. Alcatel-Lucent appoints CEO for China operations 06 Jan 2015 Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Luis Martinez-Amago as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB). ADVA appoints CFO 05 Jan 2015 ADVA Optical Networking has appointed Ulrich Dopfer as chief financial officer at the company; effective January 1 2015.