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
|Syed Ali Abbas
Chief Human Resources Officer
Our Board of Directors
James Ernest Ousley
Chairman of the Board
Mr. James Ernest Ousley is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Savvis from March 2010 and President of the Enterprise Markets Group (EMG) for CenturyLink from April 2012 until March 2013, and has more than 35 years of global technology experience. Mr. Ouselywas a founder of Vytek Wireless Corp. and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Directoruntil November 2004. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Syntegra, Inc. (USA), a subsidiary of British Telecommunications Group from September 1999 to December 2000, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Control Data Systems prior to its acquisition by Syntegra in September 1999. He currently serves on the boards of Datalink, Inc., Pacnet Limited, iCelero LLC and previously served on numerous other public and private technology companies. Mr. Ousley holds a Bacherlor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.
David Jonathan Bennett
Mr. David Jonathan Bennett has served on our Board of Directors since December 2009. He is currently Chairman of Homeserve Membership Ltd., Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committeess of easyJet plc, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of Jerrolds Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc. From October 2008 to July 2009 he 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 1999 to 2008, Mr. Bennett 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, Mr. Bennett served as CEO of Countrywide Bank, a subsidiary of the Lloyds TSB Group and Finance Director at Cheltenham & Gloucester plc. Mr. Bennett holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s College, Cambridge.
Michael John Lonergan
Mr. Michael John Lonergan has served on our Board of Directors since January 2010. Mr. Lonergan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Overlook Investments Limited, an Asian investment fund with US$3.0 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. Mr. Lonergan 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.
Mr. Robert McCarthy Jr. has served on our Board of Directors since our incorporation. Mr. McCarthy 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.
Mr. Michael Ruffolo has served our Board of Directors since February 2012. Mr. Rufollo has more than 28 years of experience in global sales and marketing, professional services, operations and information technology management. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Crossbeam from January 2010 until December 2012. Prior to joining Crossbeam, Mr. Ruffolo was chairman, Chief Executive Officer and president of Liquid Machines, a company involved in the enterprise rights management market, from September 2004 until December 2010. Mr. Ruffolo served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Akamai Technologies from August 2001 to June 2004. Prior to joining Akamai, Mr. Ruffolo was the Executive Vice President of Global sales, Services and Marketing at EMC Corporation from January 2000 to June 2001. From January 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Ruffolo served as President of Document Solutions Group at Xerox Corporation and, August 1998 to December 1998, Mr. Ruffolo served in a variety of of executive positions at NCR Corporation including Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He has been an independent director on both public and private company boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Internap Network Services and Board of Trustees of the University of Dayton. Mr. Ruffolo graduated 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).
Mr. Michael Tobin has served on our Board of Directors since February 2012. Mr. Tobin has over 25 years of experience in senior roles across the telecommunications and technology sector and currently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the TelecityGroup PLC. Mr. Tobin joined Redbus in 2002 as Sales and Marketing Director and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003, subsequently coordinating the merger with TeleCityGroup, the acquisition of Globix and the initial public offering of TeleCityGroup in in October 2007. Prior to joining TelecityGroup, Mr. Tobin was responsible for Fujitsu’s e-Commerce operation in Germany from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Tobin has also held senior positions based in Paris and Copenhagen for more than 11 years, including with International Computer Group and Tricord Systems Europe, and was formerly Managing Director of Goupil UK. Mr. Tobin holds a higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Milton Keynes College.