13th of January – London, U.K. – The RETN Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony O’Sullivan as the new CEO, effective from 1st of January 2021.
Since joining RETN in 2007 Tony O’Sullivan has held different roles within the RETN Group, but always stayed at the forefront of RETN’s unprecedent growth into a leading international network service provider. Tony was initially tasked with establishing RETN’s market presence in Western Europe and beyond as Managing Director of the UK operations, then paved RETN’s path to new territories as COO, marked by a significant successful expansion of operations in Asia & Asia-Pacific in the last few years.
“Having spent the best part of my working life at RETN, I am honoured to be provided with the opportunity to lead RETN onto the next phase of its development and I am truly grateful to lead a team comprised of such exceptional individuals. RETN has made its name providing industry leading international services into some of the world’s more complicated and unique markets. We are ready to take our unique network to the next level, establishing it as the network platform of choice for the Eurasian market, further cementing our established brand reputation for flexibility, service delivery and support. Exciting times are ahead!”
Tony has taken over reins as CEO from one of the RETN founders, Dmitry Samarin. Dmitry will remain with RETN as Chairman of the Board focusing on shareholders relations and strategy.
In welcoming Tony to the CEO role, Dmitry Samarin commented: “After 18 years at the helm of RETN I felt this is the right time to hand over control and let the company evolve, powered by a new dynamic. Tony’s profound understanding of RETN’s soul and potential, his knowledge of the industry and trends, combined with inexhaustible source of energy and determination, makes him an ideal leader to build on the company’s achievements. I have full confidence he will lead the company towards great success and continued stable growth.”
RETN is one of the fastest growing independent European providers of IP Transit and network services, with a unique capability to connect Europe and Asia. It is the only provider that operates its own end-to-end network (300+ on-net PoPs, 119000 km of lit fiber) through Western Europe, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and onwards to the Chinese border, and is offering differentiated terrestrial connectivity between these major markets. RETN delivers various network services across its Eurasian network with industry leading delivery times, lower latency, leveraging deep technical expertise and providing better reliability than traditional terrestrial and subsea routes. RETN Capital Ltd. is ISO 27001:2013 certified. www.retn.net
Dasha Soroka, Marketing&Communications