Telecom Career: Optus CEO quits

Staff writer
07 Mar 2014
Daily News

Optus CEO Kevin Russell resigns

Optus said Kevin Russell, its CEO of Consumer Australia, has resigned after over two years in the role.

Russell will depart the company on March 31, with former Optus CEO Paul O'Sullivan briefly stepping back into the CEO role in Australia until a replacement has been found, Optus said in a statement.

O’Sullivan, who is SingTel’s CEO of Group Consumer, said he knew of Russell’s intent to leave the company for some time.

“Several months ago Kevin told me that he wished to move on to other challenges on completion of this phase, after ensuring an orderly transition that embeds the strategic transformation he has lad,” he said.

“Kevin has worked with our management team to roll out a number of positive changes to Optus. We have a strong leadership team in place to deliver our goal of becoming Australia’s most loved service brand, and with the recent transformation of Optus’ mobile network and customer experience, we are well placed for the year ahead.

Reliance Globalcom appoints COO & CMO

Reliance Globalcom has appointed Wilfred Kwan and Lorain Wong as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer, respectively, for its three offshore businesses comprising FLAG, Yipes and Vanco.

Kwan joins Reliance Globalcom from Pacnet where he served as chief technology officer for more than 10 years. Prior to Pacnet, Kwan has also held various management positions with WorldCom Asia Pacific, Global One, Lucent Technologies, Motorola and Nortel.

Prior to joining Reliance Globalcom, Wong was vice president of Global PR, corporate and internal communications at HTC. Earlier she served nine years as senior vice president of marketing and communications at Pacnet where she established and built the company's corporate identity across Asia Pacific.

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