Pacnet appoints Carl Grivner as CEO

Telecom Lead Asia: Pacnet has appointed Carl J Grivner as
chief executive officer.

Grivner has more than 23 years of executive and
leadership experience.

Before joining Pacnet, he worked with XO Communications,
Worldport Communications, Cable & Wireless plc (Western Hemisphere) and
Advanced Fibre Communications.

Based in Singapore, Grivner brings global perspective and
extensive international experience, having held leadership roles in North and
Central America, Europe and Asia.

“Carl brings unparalleled leadership, expertise and
execution track record in the telecom industry to Pacnet. We are excited to
welcome him to the Pacnet team,” said James Ousley, chairman of Pacnet’s
Board of Directors.

“Carl has a unique combination of strategic focus
and operational skills. He has a proven track record in delivering on
consistent growth while maintaining operational efficiencies. The Board is
fully confident that Carl, as part of our experienced management team, will
successfully execute on Pacnet’s next phase of growth in our integrated
communications, data center and CDN offerings in Asia Pacific,” Ousley

At XO Communications, a telecommunications company in the
United States, Grivner grew revenues over 50 percent to $1.5 billion.

He transformed XO Communications from a local exchange
carrier to a national carrier by growing the Enterprise customer segment and by
developing and implementing a new broadband and data/IP strategy business
model. He also led the successful acquisition and integration of Allegiance
Telecom, achieving $180 million in synergies in 16 months.

“Pacnet is Asia’s end-to-end communications service
provider, with the largest and most far-reaching submarine fiber cable system
in the region. We will bring to bear Pacnet’s unique, integrated assets and
talented staff to deliver innovation and value to our customers and capitalize
on the rapid growth in Asia’s demand for network, data center and CDN
services,” Grivner said.

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