SEACOM appoints CCO

SEACOM, the pan-African ICT enabler, has appointed Byron Clatterbuck as its chief commercial officer (CCO) with immediate effect.

An industry veteran with more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Clatterbuck has held a number of senior international executive positions during his career, most recently as president of Tata Communications’ global service provider segment.

Before that, Clatterbuck held senior executive positions at BT, Level 3, and REACH.

Clatterbuck will be responsible for leading SEACOM’s go-to-market strategy, including the management of the global SEACOM sales teams.

In addition he will bring his experience and knowledge of global wholesale services to assist in the development and launch of new services as well as entry into new markets.

Mark Simpson, SEACOM’s CEO, said: “The SEACOM system has changed the African ICT landscape, and it is now time for us to continue this transformation by driving new services and capabilities into Africa’s service provider marketplace.”

“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 Asian’s explosive growth and watched it develop into a leading driver of global demand, I am very excited to turn my focus to Africa.”

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