PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry connecting more than two billion people every day, has added international business expert, Peter Ford, to its executive roster as Regional Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This latest high-level appointment reflects iconectiv’s ambitious expansion strategy into international markets.
Ford brings over 20 years of strategic experience in emerging markets and countless international business relationships to iconectiv. He is recognized within the global telecommunications industry for an attentive and hands-on client management style that often suits customers of various cultures and backgrounds. Subscribers and end users are also likely to benefit from any iconectiv services and solutions that are tailored to their specific regional needs under the guidance of Ford.
“Very few individuals in the telecom arena bring the expertise, reputation, and tactfulness to international business that Peter Ford does. The extensive list of his achievements in so many different and uniquely challenging markets serves as a testament to his talents,” said Scott Puopolo, Executive Vice President of Information Solutions, iconectiv.
Previous to iconectiv, Ford served as Managing Director, Emerging Markets Service Provider, within Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). While there, he was responsible for developing partnerships with some of the largest global telecommunications players on issues such as IoT, Country Digitization, NFV/SDN, Virtual Managed Services, Big Data/Analytics, Mobility, Network Convergence and Security, Cloud/Data Centre strategies and IPTV. These partnerships increased Cisco’s business with service providers, and helped increase revenues in key service provider accounts by over $60 million over the duration of these partnerships.