London – 20 August 2020:

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), announces the appointment of Rahul N. Merchant to the company’s Board of Directors, effective 20 August 2020.

Mr. Merchant brings significant expertise and a proven track record as a technology-driven leader, transforming companies into highly competitive, digital, and diversified enterprises, while highly committed to delivering substantial shareholder value.

“Rahul is a seasoned operating executive with a demonstrated track record of enhancing companies’ competitive position,” said Jim Ousley, Chairman of GCX. “He approaches challenges with innovation, creative problem-solving, and measured risk-taking to deliver value to shareholders. We look forward to gaining his insight, strategic vision, and leadership to support the next waves of growth for GCX.”

“The company will benefit significantly with the addition of Rahul Merchant to our Board of Directors. He understands the power we have to reimagine the way we can transform GCX into becoming a next-generation industry leader. His expertise will be invaluable to GCX and our customers,” said Carl Grivner, Chief Executive Officer of GCX.

Mr. Merchant is a member of the executive committee at TIAA, one of the leading and most reputed financial services organizations with $1.1 trillion in assets under management serving more than 15,000 institutions and 5 million individuals. Previously, Mr. Merchant served as the first-ever Citywide Chief Information and Innovation Officer as well as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, responsible for the digital transformation of government services for 8.3 million residents and 50 million visitors across 55 government agencies. Mr. Merchant has been a successful executive for over 30 years in the financial services industry and been on the boards of several public and private firms.



Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers network services which power digital transformation for enterprises, new media providers, and telecoms carriers. We cover all aspects of cloud-centric connectivity from managed SD-WAN and hybrid networks, to direct Cloud connections and 100 Gbps+ waves. 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. 

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