People moves in the mobile, TMT, wireless, 5G & IoT sectors

From InterCloud and MTN to Telstra and du, here’s the latest big moves industry-wide
Patrick Cason

1. Patrick Cason

Job From: Managing Director, Southern Europe at UnaBiz

Job To: Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at InterCloud

“I am delighted to join such an exciting business as it continues to expand.”

Patrick Cason has been appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at InterCloud, a leading software-defined cloud interconnect (SDCI) provider.

“Expanding our wealth of expertise across the executive team was a priority coming into 2023, so we are delighted to welcome Patrick on board,” InterCloud CEO Jérôme Dilouya said of Cason’s appointment.

“He brings an excellent blend of experience and expertise that we feel will be instrumental in helping meet our goals for the next financial year. Patrick’s appointment is a strong signal of the growth that we have enjoyed this year, as well as our ambitions to accelerate this further.”

Cason joins InterCloud with more than 20 years’ experience working in sales and strategy across IoT, telecommunications and professional services across the EMEA market.

He joins InterCloud from global Massive IoT service provider UnaBiz where he was Managing Director, Southern Europe at UnaBiz and Sigfox France as Managing Director.

At InterCloud, Cason is responsible for overseeing the brand’s global sales strategy and is helping to bring InterCloud’s managed cloud connectivity services to a wider range of customers across the EMEA region and beyond.

Colin Kincaid

2. Colin Kincaid

Job From: VP/CTO Service Provider Segment at Cisco

Job To: CEO at Casa Systems

Kincaid has more than 30 years of experience building software, ASICs, systems, and solutions in the digital infrastructure business - spanning the enterprise, data centres, hyperscale and Service Provider markets. 

He joins Casa Systems as CEO following a brief career break - a trial of retirement - which he took in 2020 after more than 12 years at Cisco, where he was latterly CTO of the Global Service Provider business and was responsible for managing over US$14bn of revenues across product, services, and partners. 

Kincaid joins Casa to help lead the company as it redefines the future of cloud-native infrastructure. 

Andy Morris

3. Andy Morris

Job From: Freelance

Job To: Executive Vice President at Likewize Europe

Morris has more than 20 years of experience in technology protection services, holding senior leadership positions at Assurant, Barclays, GE, Apple Financial Services and Sun Microsystems Finance.

Likewize CEO Rod Millar said Morris’ “wealth of knowledge and experience will help us to build upon the market-leading position that we established in recent years”.

Marina Madale

4. Marina Madale

Job From: General Manager Sustainability and Shared Value at MTN Group

Job To: Executive Sustainability and Shared Value at MTN Group

In her new role as a Group Executive, Madale oversees the strategic direction for Sustainability and Shared Value, along with the foundations' work, across all MTN Group markets. She has had glowing success at MTN so far, including spearheading the group's science-based targets toward achieving net-zero emissions, introducing MTN's inaugural Digital Human Rights Transparency report and establishing the pan-African MTN Skills Academy.

Fatema Al Afeefi

5. Fatema Al Afeefi

Job From: Chair of HR Committee at UAE Banks Federation

Job To: Head of Employee Experience & HR Digitalisation at du

Tasked with leading the strategic initiatives aimed at creating a positive employee experience and driving digital transformation within the organisation in her new role, Al Afeefi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role at du. She has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, including HSBC, Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines, driving a culture of innovation.

Craig Dunn

6. Craig Dunn

Job From: Non-Executive Board Member at Telstra

Job To: Chairman at Telstra

Dunn replaces John Mullen after seven years in the role — 15 at Telstra — as he retires, with the Board having “unanimously supported his appointment”. Mullen said: “I have worked closely with Craig Dunn since he joined the board seven years ago and I am confident he is the right person to lead the board.”

Kevin Dallas

7. Kevin Dallas

Job From: Corporate Vice President, Cloud & AI BD

Job To: CEO at EnterpriseDB

Seasoned Microsoft veteran Kevin Dallas has joined EDB after 25 years at the technology giant. He is responsible for all aspects of the EDB business globally. “I look forward to working with our talented team to enable our customers to realise a new data and AI driven intelligent systems economy. EDB has a bright future, and I couldn’t be happier to join this team at this inflection point,” he said on his appointment.

Allison Kirkby

8. Allison Kirkby

Job From: President & CEO at Telia

Job To : CEO at BT Group

BT’s first female CEO, Kirkby has been a non-executive director at BT since 2019. She said on her appointment: “I’m fully supportive of our strategy and am excited about leading it into its next phase of development, as we grow to support customers, shareholders and the UK economy.”

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