Pan-African telecommunications enabler, SEACOM, has appointed seasoned executive, Tonny Tugee, to head its newly launched business in Kenya and its service provider segment for East Africa. Tugee will lead an experienced team of ICT professionals with the mandate of driving uptake of connectivity and cloud services across the region.
Byron Clatterbuck, SEACOM’s chief executive officer, said Tugee’s appointment is in line with SEACOM’s commitment to appoint world-class talent with local market expertise to drive its expansion across Africa.“SEACOM Business will deliver fast, reliable connectivity and high-quality cloud services to Kenyan organizations,” he added, “Tugee has the intimate knowledge of the Kenyan telecom market and the leadership skills we require to deliver the exceptional customer experience that East African enterprises deserve from their telecom partners.”
As regional Head of Sales for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, Tugee will have strategic and operational sales oversight over SEACOM’s business across East Africa. He joins SEACOM from Safaricom where he held the role of Head of Enterprise Sales and Retention, leading the team charged with growing and retaining revenues in the business-to-business, business-to-government and wholesale/carrier environment.
SEACOM is a submarine cable operator with a network of the submarine and terrestrial high-speed fiber-optic cable that serves the East and West coasts of Africa, which reach extends into Europe and the Asia-Pacific via India. The Pan-African network uses bundled backhaul, open access PoP’s (Points of Presence) and global partnerships to provide end-to-end wholesale and enterprise connectivity around the world for African and international network and content operators