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Press Release -- June 10th, 2021
Source: Colt Group

Colt strengthens its Strategy & Transformation function with team changes

Avi Singh takes up the role of VP, Strategy, Planning & Insights, Mirko Voltolini becomes VP Innovation and Mark Hollman is confirmed as VP Partner Development & Success

London, UK, June 10, 2021Colt Technology Services today announced changes to its Strategy & Transformation team. As part of the updates, Avijit (Avi) Singh has been named VP, Strategy, Planning & Insights (SPI). Mirko Voltolini’s role becomes VP Innovation and Mark Hollman is established as VP Partner Development & Success.

Previously Chief of Staff to CEO Keri Gilder, Singh joins the Strategy & Transformation (S&T) team, reporting into Jaya Deshmukh, EVP S&T. Singh’s work will continue to build Colt’s strategy, planning and insights capability and this move broadens and formalises this activity within the S&T function.

To remain a visionary in the industry and as part of its three-year strategy, Colt is doubling down its focus on innovation. Mirko Voltolini will continue to develop this area under the banner of VP Innovation, underpinning Colt’s product capabilities with innovation and the latest emerging technologies.

As Colt sharpens its partner strategy and increases focus on developing its partner ecosystems, the company’s Market Development team will now be known as Partner Development & Success. Having held the leadership role on an interim basis, Mark Hollman is now confirmed as VP Partner Development & Success. Alongside Singh and Voltolini, he will make up a core component of Deshmukh’s leadership team.

Deshmukh said of the organisational changes; “I’m delighted to welcome Avi to my leadership team. His work over the last year has helped propel Colt’s strategy forward and I know he’ll add huge value to Strategy and Transformation.

“Driving innovation within Colt and harnessing the power of our ecosystem through partnership continue to be areas of focus for us, as we leverage the latest technologies and best of our industry to support enterprises globally. I have no doubt Mirko and Mark are the best people to head up these areas and I look forward to their continued success. These changes will strengthen the team and enable us to deliver even more value for Colt and its customers.”

Singh, Voltolini and Hollman’s roles are effective immediately.

About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity – taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.

Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit

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