PCCW Global appointed new Chief Executive Officer
HONG KONG, August 20, 2007 - PCCW Global Limited announced the appointment of Marc Halbfinger as Chief Executive Officer with effect from July 3, 2007, succeeding Dan Lovatt, the CEO of the past 2 years, after his retirement.
Marc first joined the Group in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Business Development of Pacific Century Cyberworks, covering the Europe and North America markets. In 2001, he was appointed President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, of PCCW Global Limited (formerly BtN Access). He was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and has served in that capacity until the latest promotion.
When asked to comment on the new appointment, Mr Alex Arena, Group Managing Director of parent company PCCW Limited said, "Marc has been an invaluable member of the management team for many years already. In his new role, Marc will further build on the strengths of the Company and lead the team to reach new heights. I would also like to thank Dan Lovatt for his excellent leadership in the past 2 years which contributed greatly to the business success the Company has achieved to-date."
With over 20 years' experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry, Marc has experience in international voice, data and internet services, cable TV, directories and mobile services. Before joining the PCCW Group, Marc has worked for well known ICT companies Teleglobe, Global One and Sprint International.
Dan Lovatt, who has since moved to the United States after his retirement, will continue to provide his expertise to the Company in a consultancy capacity, serving as the Company's advisor in the United States.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a leader in Information and Communications Technologies in Asia. While expanding opportunities in mainland China in partnership with China Network Communications Group Corporation, PCCW continues to enhance Hong Kong's role as a regional center of technological excellence through innovative services in new generation fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband, information technology, wireless communications, and IPTV (through its successful now TV network operated by PCCW subsidiary PCCW Media Limited). PCCW also provides cutting-edge technical services to network operators worldwide. PCCW subsidiary Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited is engaged in property development.
To learn more about PCCW, go to www.pccw.com
About PCCW Global
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US and London in the UK, and with teams in Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global offers an extensive range of international data and voice services, plus a full suite of value-added services. These include business-class Private Leased Line, ATM/frame relay and IP and hosted PBX solutions for carriers, service providers and enterprises over a global network covering more than 70 countries. PCCW Global is the worldwide business unit of PCCW Limited, one of Asia's leading players in Information & Communications Technologies (ICT). To learn more about PCCW Global, go to www.pccwglobal.com
For more information, please contact:
Ivan Ho Corporate Communications, PCCW Limited
Tel: +852 2883 8747