DUBAI, September 18, 2015: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, today announced the appointment of Vineet Verma as President of Middle East & Africa (MEA). Mr. Verma will be responsible for leading the company’s growth and corporate strategies across the MEA region.
Mr. Verma joined the Reliance Group in 1996 and held various leadership roles across the business in operations, product management and business strategy. Most recently, he served as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development of GCX, where he focused on identifying and evaluating organic and inorganic growth opportunities across the company, as well as leading key strategic initiatives and building long term partnerships in the MEA region.
“The MEA region presents a significant long-term opportunity for GCX and Vineet’s appointment is in line with our ongoing commitment to deploy expert resources to drive growth in this dynamic market,” said Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange. “Vineet brings almost two decades of industry experience to this role and we are confident that we will continue to deliver exceptional value to our customers and achieve new milestones under his leadership.”
Earlier, Mr. Verma served as Head of Product and Managed Solutions of GCX, where he was responsible for driving product development and managing the global operations team. He was also instrumental in leading the transition of various functions in the integration of the former FLAG, Vanco and Yipes businesses into GCX.
Mr. Verma is an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India and has completed the Executive Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.