With a pedigree going back 30+ years, GCX are experts in providing connectivity throughout the Emerging Markets Corridor into Asia via the vast GCX subsea network (the world’s largest private submarine cable network), with extensions available into more than 200 countries worldwide.
Our senior management team has extensive operating and industry experience, and in-depth market knowledge of the telecommunications and ICT sectors.
Carl is the Chief Executive Officer of GCX.
He has over 25 years of international executive and leadership experience, including 12 years operating at the level of Chief Executive Officer at major telecommunications companies in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia.
Carl most recently was the CEO of Colt Technology Services. Before joining Colt, he served three years in Singapore as CEO of Pacnet, directing the global strategy of one of Asia's leading end-to-end communications service providers. Previously, Carl held leadership positions for numerous companies, including Cable & Wireless plc, Ameritech, and IBM.
Carl is on GCX’s Board of Directors, serving on the Audit Committee, focusing on the renewed industry-leading phase of GCX.
Anja is the Chief Financial Officer of Global Cloud Xchange, responsible for global finance organization and financial activities, based in London.
Ms. Blumert has 20 years of experience in finance, with a focus on TMT and emerging markets. Ms. Blumert previously served as Head of M&A and portfolio management at Millicom International Cellular SA, TMT investment professional at Warburg Pincus International LLC, and as an investment banker with UBS. Anja is currently a board member of Axian Telecom and most recently served on the board of GCX, BIMA, and Helios Towers Ltd.
Elizabeth is Chief Administrative Officer for Global Cloud Xchange responsible for Human Resources, Facilities, Sales Operation and Corporate Restructuring.
Elizabeth joined the company in 2016 as Executive Senior Vice President, Finance where she successfully managed all financial aspects of our India Enterprise Business including commercial; financial management & reporting; development of internal control policies and procedures; and billing, credit and collection functions.
Elizabeth has more than 20 years of global experience as a financial executive, including 12 years in telecommunications. She previously served as Financial Controller for MCI Asia Pacific (now Verizon) where she built and managed a financial shared services center and was responsible for tax, audit and key financial initiatives. Elizabeth's diverse and very extensive finance background also include financial management, system conversions, audit and Sarbanes Oxley testing/remediation roles with a number of US organizations including the Defense Logistics Agency, Freddie Mac USA and the American Red Cross. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Elizabeth received her MBA in International Business from Marymount University in Virginia, in addition to her BA in Business and Accounting from Wittenberg University, Ohio.
Rod Riley is the Interim General Counsel of GCX and also serves as a director of the Company.
Rod served as deputy general counsel at FLAG for a period of 5 years commencing in 1998. Following the acquisition of FLAG by the Reliance Group, Rod rejoined the Company and served as our Head of Legal during the transition period of FLAG to Reliance and then after the transition. Following the creation of GCX, he served as Senior Corporate Counsel, until his appointment as Interim General Counsel in 2019. Rod has 40 years of legal experience, including aerospace & defence, pharmaceuticals and mobile telephony, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. He has an honours degree in law from the University of Leeds and completed his legal training at the College of Law (currently University of Law).
Roger is Head of Communications at Global Cloud Xchange, responsible for the company’s internal and external communications, marketing, brand, and public relations. He previously served as VP of Global Marketing at GCX.
With more than 20 years of experience, Roger brings a wealth of expertise, tech-savvy, and a unique practical understanding of the importance of design and communications in business.
Roger earlier was the creative cornerstone of Luminous Experiential, an experiential marketing agency under MSLGROUP. Roger is also a former 1st Lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Roger holds a master’s degree in design from the National Institute of Design in Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Science.
Vineet is our President of Middle East & Africa.
Vineet has more than 20 years of experience, 13 of which were at Global Telecom Business. He is experienced in network planning, operations, procurement, and product management. He joined Reliance Industries in 1996 and since then he has remained with Reliance Group. Following the acquisition of FLAG by the Reliance Group, Vineet joined FLAG in 2006 and was a part of the core team to lead the transition of various functions after the acquisition of FLAG Telecom, Yipes and Vanco. He also led Procurement, Managed Services Operations and Product Development & Management Teams over the last 10 years.
Stefano, President of Europe and USA for GCX, joined the company in 2015 with over 30 years of telecoms experience. Prior to his current role, Stefano was Country Manager, GCX Italy.
Before joining GCX, Stefano was senior advisor to Telemarine S.p.a., a start-up company in Italy leading the development and construction of a new West Italy subsea cable to connect key Mediterranean cable systems.
His extensive telecoms leadership roles also include President of International Operations for Telecom Italia Group and earlier CEO of Telecom Italia Sparkle. Stefano’s wealth of experience also include international management roles with Sprint, Olivetti Infostrada and AT&T.
Some words from our customers
We had local Internet services running IPSec tunnels from out of Europe, Africa, & the Americas, It became unbearable to deal with multiple local ISP’s and try to use their unreliable Internet services with ever increasing latencies. With the new GCX WAN we have a fast (low latency), reliable and secure fully managed Global WAN, and it is doing everything GCX said it would and more! With a stable network we can now finally begin the next stage of our strategies, which includes using Cloud X Fusion. We will be able to spread server workloads and bring our ‘points of touch’ closer to the regions.To do this it is crucial that we are seamlessly connected at all times regardless of the location. It’s really dramatically changing our business thinking, and what we previously thought was not possible is now becoming possible.Steven WeingartnerInfrastructure & Comms Manager, P&O Maritime
What I really look for is people we can trust, people that are innovative, people that can help us out when we need help, and generally people we can rely on when the going gets tough. GCX has always been a very reliable partner for us and a partner that we’ve been able to talk to. We have regular conversations now with GCX about the future of our business and the future of GCX business. We talk regularly to the architects within GCX who are helping us shape our networks of the future and who very much act as trusted advisors to my network teams here in the UK and across the world.David GuestCTO, Specsavers
Global Cloud Xchange has impressed us over the entirety of our relationship with their versatility in network design and we felt confident the high levels of service assurance they provide would answer all the legal requirements. The final solution surpassed our expectations on both fronts and we have enjoyed considerable cost savings over the more staff intensive alternatives!Andre UnkelCorporate IT Manager, Zeeman
By connecting to public clouds via GCX’s extensive, private hybrid MPLS network, we can access our key business-critical applications through a virtualized service, using an already existing MPLS port or secure IPSEC tunnel. And what’s more, because we don’t need duplicate infrastructure, we can sweat our network investment for better financial return. Access to leading Cloud Platforms has become very easy to us. Through CLOUD X Fusion, it is simply a matter of opening a port on our existing network. GCX provides the flexibility, security and reliability required to continue with our Cloud-centric growth and profitability plan unhindered by connectivity concerns.Christoph HeidlerCIO, SGS
GCX offers best-in-class service assurance to its customers, by providing a one-stop-shop for all customer interactions irrespective of product lines and technologies.
GCX’s customer advocacy program provides an enhanced customer experience, with frequent updates on the resolution of incidents and queries. Customers will always get senior and skilled staff from GCX to interact with. Multiple touchpoints of technologies has been reduced to a single point of interaction. We like to simplify, where possible.
The customer advocacy team project manages every ticket to ensure a quick resolution. Where supplier engagement is not required, the team will resolve the cases at the first stage itself. Improved supplier management also plays a significant role in improving resolution. For any questions on our customer advocacy process, do not hesitate to contact us.