SEACOM appoints new chief commercial officer
- Published on 12 September 2012
Wholesale bandwidth provider SEACOM has announced the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as its chief commercial officer (CCO) with immediate effect.
The firm, which is renowned for its undersea broadband cable along Africa’s East coast, says Clatterbuck is an industry veteran with more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry.
He held a number of senior international executive positions during his career, most recently as president of Tata Communications’ Global Service Provider Segment, a company operating the largest private subsea cable system network in the world.
Prior to this, Clatterbuck held senior executive positions at BT, Level 3 and REACH.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Simpson, SEACOM’s chief executive officer, said: “Byron’s global experience in working with customers and partners in the wholesale market will be key for us as we grow our service and revenue portfolio.”
Clatterbuck said: “After spending the last 25 years in Asia, where I witnessed the dawn of Asia’s explosive growth and watched it develop into a leading driver of global demand, I am very excited to turn my focus to Africa.”
“Africa is poised to be a key new growth driver and the development story of this decade, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to lend my international skills and experience to a rapidly growing and developing company like SEACOM.
Moreover, SEACOM has a solid global reputation for innovation, integrity and quality, and I look forward to being a part of such a great team during such an important time in Africa’s history,” he added
Clatterbuck will be responsible for leading SEACOM’s go-to-market strategy, including the management of the global SEACOM sales teams.