SEACOM, the pan-African ICT enabler, today announced the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with immediate effect.
An industry veteran with more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Byron Clatterbuck has 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. Before that, Mr. Clatterbuck held senior executive positions at BT, Level 3, and REACH.
Commenting on the appointment, 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.”
Mr. 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. 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. ”
Mr. 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.