Seacom CEO, Mark Simpson resigns

February 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa

Mark Simpson, CEo fo Seacom (image: Seacom)

Mark Simpson, CEO, SEACOM (Image source: SEACOM)

Pan-African Telecommunications enabler SEACOM has announced the resignation of CEO Mark Simpson.

A brief statement issued by the Company yesterday said that Simpson had led the business from a successful project finance initiative into a “dynamic broadband subsea cable operator”.

SEACOM founder and original CEO, Brian Herhily will assume control over the company. According to the statement, Herhily is tasked with continuing the expansion of the Company’s product offering and service into Africa.

In early January Simpson spoke of SEACOM’s plans to pursue growth in new African territories across the continent in 2014, and progressing with its evolution from a cable operator into an infrastructure provider that offers a range of IP solutions to its service provider and operator customers.

At the time Simpson was quoted as saying, ““During the past year, we have seen terrific progress. Our investments in West coast capacity, our African ring and meshed IP networks have started to come into their own – developments that have been really good for SEACOM’s customers. Terrestrial fibre penetration has also improved and we’re seeing continued and essential access network developments across our markets. These factors helped us to grow in 2013 and will continue to fuel our evolution in 2014.”

By the morning of Friday 07 February, no further statements surrounding Simpson’s departure had been made by SEACOM.

Chris Tredger – Online Editor

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