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Cable & Wireless today announced four new appointments to key positions within its Europe, Asia and US business.

Jesper Lauridsen has been appointed as Director of International. He will be responsible for developing a global proposition for enterprise and carrier customers, as well as leading the business and customer relations outside of UK. Jesper brings extensive commercial experience to this role, gained from various positions within Masterfoods - a division of Mars Inc - including Business Unit Director UK, Head of Business Development, and various senior marketing roles. Before this, Jesper Lauridsen was MD within the Eastern European markets.

Kevin Manuel joins as Director of Government and SI. In his new role, he will be responsible for continuing the transformation journey for our Public Sector and Systems Integrator clients. Kevin has a wealth of knowledge for this position, obtained from his previous role as Managing Partner, Europe and the UK, for Unisys Limited and prior to that as President, Northern Europe and the UK, for Fujitsu Consulting Group.

Phil Lobo has joined as Head of Enterprise Delivery. He will oversee the service experience for our Enterprise Clients. Phil comes to Cable & Wireless with an in-depth understanding of the sector gained from a number of senior positions held in major enterprise organisations. Until recently, he was Head of Public Sector Systems Integration for Atos Origin in the UK and before that, Managing Director for Atos KPMG Consulting. Before this, Philip spent 20 years in management consulting and information technology services.

Colm Coffey has been appointed as OD & Change Director. In this role, Colm will drive the company talent agenda and support the business transformation, to ensure that by investing in colleagues, Cable & Wireless will continue to differentiate itself in the global market. Colm brings deep expertise in this area, gained from his former role as Senior Vice President UK, America, Asia Pacific for Atos Origin, where he was responsible for all HR and Internal Communications activities. Prior to this, other roles at Atos Origin included UK HR Director and Global Head of People Development & HR Outsourcing.

Jim Marsh, CEO, Cable & Wireless Europe, Asia and USA, said: “The service experience for our customers relies heavily on attracting and retaining great people – and importantly, people from different sectors, not just telecoms, who can add valuable insight and knowledge. I’m thrilled with these appointments. These guys are right on the money.”


About Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless is one of the world’s leading international communications companies. It operates through two standalone business units - Europe, Asia & US and International.

The Europe, Asia & US business unit (formerly known as the "UK" business) provides enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecoms services across the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia, and wholesale broadband services in the UK. With experience of delivering connectivity to 153 countries - and an intention t be the first customer-defined communications services business - the focus is on delivering customers a service experience that is second to none.

The International business unit operates integrated telecommunications companies in 33 countries offering mobile, broadband, domestic and international fixed line services to residential and business customers, with principal operations in the Caribbean, Panama, Macau, Monaco and the Channel Islands.

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