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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.