At the helm of Asia’s leading communications provider are members of Pacnet’s senior management team. With an average of 21 years of industry experience, this team is based in the Asia Pacific region and ready to support and respond quickly to customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief of Staff and General Counsel
|Syed Ali Abbas
Chief Human Resources Officer
Our Board of Directors
James Ernest Ousley
Chairman of the Board
James Ernest Ousley is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. He is chief executive officer of Savvis and president of the Enterprise Markets Group (EMG) for CenturyLink, and has more than 35 years of global technology experience. James served as non-executive chairman of Savvis since May 2006 before being appointed CEO in March 2010, and has been a director since 2002. He was named president of EMG in March 2012. During his career, he has held leadership positions at several global technology companies, helping form and direct numerous IT product and service joint ventures in the U.S., Asia, India and Europe. Among his most significant previous positions, James was a founder of Vytek Wireless Corp. in 2001 and served as president, CEO and director until 2004. He also served as CEO and president of Syntegra, Inc. (USA), a subsidiary of British Telecommunications Group, and was president and CEO of Control Data Systems prior to its acquisition by Syntegra. In addition, he held numerous executive positions at Control Data Corp. (Ceridian Corp.), including global sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and business development. James earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Nebraska. He currently serves on the boards of Datalink, Inc., Pacnet Limited and iCelero LLC, and has been chairman of the board for Savvis, ActivIdentity and Bell Micro Products. He has also served as a board member of numerous other public and private technology companies.
David Jonathan Bennett
David Jonathan Bennett served as Executive Director for Abbey National plc, where he was responsible for overseeing the integration of Alliance & Leicester plc with Abbey National plc, as well as managing the company’s intermediary mortgage business, from October 2008 to July 2009. From 1999 to 2008, David served in several roles for Alliance & Leicester plc, including Chief Executive from 2007 to 2008 and Finance Director from 2001 to 2007. Prior to joining Alliance & Leicester plc, David served as CEO of Countrywide Bank, a subsidiary of the Lloyds TSB Group and Finance Director at Cheltenham & Gloucester plc. David holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s College, Cambridge.
Michael John Lonergan
Michael John Lonergan has served on our Board of Directors since January 2010. Michael is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Overlook Investments Limited, an Asian investment fund with US$1.6 billion under management, and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business. Prior to joining Overlook in 2006, he spent fifteen years in the telecommunications industry in Asia, in various senior financial management positions in both public and private companies. During this time he worked with some of the leading telecommunications companies in the world, including Vodafone, BT, NTT and Telstra. His roles have included Acting Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director of Reach Limited, an international telecommunications carrier, and Chief Financial Officer of Smartone Telecommunication Holdings Limited, a listed mobile telecommunications operator in Hong Kong. In addition, between 1995 and 2000, he was Finance Director of various telecommunications businesses owned by the First Pacific Group, including Smart Communications Inc. and Pilipino Telephone Company Inc. Michael holds a BSC from the University of Warwick and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Robert McCarthy Jr.
Robert McCarthy Jr. has served on our Board of Directors since our incorporation. Robert has worked at the Spinnaker Group since 2000, where he is responsible for sourcing and managing distressed investments for the Spinnaker Capital funds. He served as a Director of Deutsche Bank, where he managed the illiquid proprietary trading book of the emerging markets proprietary trading division until the spring of 1999. Previously, he served as a Director of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he managed the debt book of the emerging markets division. He was a founding Director of the emerging markets division of Morgan Grenfell in 1990. Previously, he traded Latin American bank loans at LibraBank in New York. Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from Yale School of Management, and a Master of Arts in Medieval History from Columbia University.
Michael Ruffolo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crossbeam. Michael has more than 25 years of experience in global sales and marketing, professional services, operations and information technology management. Prior to Crossbeam, he was chairman, CEO and president of Liquid Machines, a pioneer and leader in the Enterprise Rights Management market. He previously served as chief operating officer of Akamai Technologies, where he drove double-digit revenue growth while dramatically improving financial and operating results. Prior to Akamai, he was the executive vice president of global sales, services and marketing at EMC Corporation, where he drove over $8.5 billion in revenue. Michael also served as president of Document Solutions Group at Xerox Corporation and vice president and chief information officer at NCR Corporation. Michael has been an independent director on both public and private company boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Internap Network Services (Nasdaq: INAP) in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dayton, earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at the European Institute of International Business (INSEAD).
Michael Tobin is the Chief Executive Officer of the TelecityGroup PLC. Michael has over twenty five years’ experience in senior roles across the telecommunications and technology sector. He joined Redbus in 2002 as Sales and Marketing Director and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003, subsequently leading the merger with TeleCity, the acquisition of Globix and successful IPO in October 2007. Prior to joining TelecityGroup, Michael headed-up Fujitsu’s e-Commerce operations in Germany. Before that, he ran ICL’s Danish outsourcing subsidiary out of Copenhagen. He also held senior positions based in Paris for over eleven years, including with International Computer Group and Tricord Systems Europe, and was formerly Managing Director of Goupil UK. Michael is Chairman of the Friends of The Loomba Trust, a charity which provides education and aid for children of poor widows in India. Michael is also a Board member of Byte Night which raises money for the charity Action for Children. Michael’s business and thought leadership have been widely recognised. In 2010 he was named ‘UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst and Young; London Chamber of Commerce ‘Business Person of the Year’ for the second year running; shortlisted for ‘Business Charity Champion’ at the Business Charity Awards; and in 2009 was named techMARK ‘Personality of the Year’, ‘Data Centre Business Person of the Year’ at the Data Centre Leaders Awards and awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ at the Data Centre Europe Awards.