NEW DEHLI, 18 May 2011 – Pacnet has appointed Sunanda Das as Managing Director of Pacnet India, with responsibility for management and strategic development of the company’s business in India.
Based in Bangalore, Sunanda joins Pacnet from Cable and Wireless, where he was Managing Director and oversaw business in India and SAARC as well as provided strategic guidance to offshore operational support from India. At Cable and Wireless, he turned the company’s India business around from a project office to a full-fledged business unit with significant market presence.
During his 12 years with Cable and Wireless, Sunanda was instrumental in acquiring its International Long Distance (ILD) and National Long Distance (NLD) licenses, rolling out the company’s NGN platform in India and also building up the Network Operation Centre in India to support global customers.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr Das to Pacnet India and take on the challenge of leading our growth in this increasingly strategic market,” said Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann, Managing Director of Pacnet Europe, Middle East and South Asia. “With his leadership and vast industry experience, I am confident that he will be able to take our India business to the next level as we further invest and grow our operations here.”
Sunanda is a Chartered Accountant who attended St. Xaviers College in Calcutta.
Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry’s first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com
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