SEACOM has announced the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) an industry veteran with more than 18 years’ experience in the global telecommunications industry. The change comes as SEACOM tilts its scope on African ICT with plans to drive new services and capabilities into Africa’s market place.
Clatterbuck joined SEACOM in 2012 as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for driving revenue growth from African and global service provider customers and partners. Prior to this, Clatterbuck was the President of Tata Communications’ global service provider segment, a company operating the largest private subsea cable system network in the world. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions at BT, Level 3, and REACH.
He has held a number of senior international executive positions during his career, focusing mostly on rapidly developing markets around the world. According to Brian Herlihy, SEACOM’s founder and executive director, Clatterbuck is capable of leading SEACOM into a new era of growth and leverage his operational and business development know-how to unleash the power and speed of SEACOM’s global network.
“Africa is poised to be a key new growth driver for the global economy, and the development story of this decade, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to lend my international skills and experience to a developing company like SEACOM. Moreover, SEACOM has a solid global reputation for innovation, integrity and quality, and I look forward to leading the great team here during such an important time in SEACOM’s and Africa’s development,” said Clatterbuck on his appointment.