As CEO, Chris is responsible for the strategic visioning for WIOCC. His responsibilities include driving the company through its start-up phase into full operations, developing and implementing the strategic business plan. Chris will also oversee WIOCC’s participation in the construction of the EASSy Submarine Cable System and interface with the EASSy consortium. Chris’ career spans nearly 20 years in the telecommunications industry; prior to joining WIOCC in 2008, chris was VP Commercial Operations, Marketing & Product Development at FLAG Telecom (now Reliance Globalcom). A qualified accountant, Chris also held a series of Director level positions during a 6-year period at MCI Worldcom (now Verion Business) including Senior Director, Network Synergy EMEA, Sales and Marketing Director (UK Business Markets), Director of International Marketing & Commercial Operations and Head of International Commercial Policy. Chris’s interests include skiing - where he competed at international level, golf, scuba diving, travelling, rugby & hockey.