Management-Team und Geschäftsleitung

Viele Menschen leisten großartiges hier bei Colt. Hier sind einige der Menschen, die über ein umfassendes Verständnis für die IT-Branche verfügen, ein offenes Ohr für Ihre Anliegen haben und ständig bestrebt sind, Ihr Unternehmen wirklich nach vorne zu bringen.

Rakesh Bhasin, CEO Colt Technology Services

Rakesh Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer

Rakesh Bhasin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colt in December 2006. Prior to joining Colt, Rakesh was President and Chief Executive at KVH Co. Ltd, a Fidelity Asia-focused telecom and network solutions provider headquartered in Tokyo. He continues to be a non-executive Chairman of KVH Co. Ltd today.

Prior to joining KVH, Rakesh served in senior positions within AT&T, including head of AT&T Asia Pacific's managed network services business from 1993 – 1997 and President, AT&T Japan, Ltd. He was also Senior Managing Director, Japan Telecom Company Limited.

Rakesh received a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from George Washington University. He also attended the Berkeley Executive Program at the University of California at Berkeley and the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

François Eloy, EVP, Colt Communication Services

François Eloy, EVP, Network Services

François Eloy was appointed EVP, Network Services in May 2014 tasked with maximising network utilisation and positioning Colt as the preferred network services provider with extensive metro fibre assets in Western Europe and selected cities around the world.

Previously François was EVP, Colt Communication Services (CCS) from January 2011, responsible for selling transactional services to meet needs of the channel through an indirect client engagement. His preceding role was Managing Director of Wholesale with the remit of positioning Colt as Europe's leading information delivery platform supplier to Carriers, Service Providers and System Integrators that require solutions across Europe.

François joined Colt in January 2006 from BT Global Services where he successfully established BT France as a major new player with the launch of their Major Business Channel. He was previously with Equant for 10 years in a variety of roles, culminating in the position of Managing Director, Equant France.

Mark Ferrari, Chief Financial Officer

Mark Ferrari, Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director, 53, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 31 March 2011, having been a Non-Executive Director since 1 January 2009. He is a former Managing Director of Devonshire Investors and also served as Chairman of FIML Natural Resources and Backyard Farms Holding, LLC and as director on the boards of a number of other Devonshire portfolio companies. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mark was Vice President of Finance at Kronos Inc and began his career at Ernst & Young.

Dr Jürgen Hernichel, EVP, Colt Enterprise Services

Dr Jürgen Hernichel, EVP, Colt Enterprise Services

Dr Jürgen Hernichel is the Executive Vice President of Colt Enterprise Services, which delivers complex IT and communications solutions to large enterprises across Europe and beyond. He was formerly EVP, Business Services Unit (BSU) and was responsible for integrating the activities of Colt’s Shared Service Centres. Before that, Jürgen was Managing Director, Northern Region and Managing Director, Germany for Colt.

Prior to joining Colt, he spent seven years with T-Systems international – the business customer arm of Deutsche Telekom AG. At T-Systems, Jürgen was Managing Director Sales and Marketing which gave him responsibility for the worldwide major enterprise business of Deutsche Telekom AG.

He has also worked for NASA in California, USA and held senior positions at Thyssen Handelsunion, playing an important role in the foundation of Thyssen Telecom AG.

Jürgen holds a PhD in physics and an MBA from University of Cologne.

Mark Leonard, EVP, Infrastructure Services Unit

Mark Leonard, EVP, Technology Services

Mark Leonard is the Executive Vice President of Technology Services, which is responsible for defining Colt’s technology strategy, and designing, building and operating Colt’s architecture, infrastructure and enabling platforms.

Mark joined Colt as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in February 2008 with the responsibility for the management and development of Colt's IT systems. In January 2011, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Services Unit (ISU), and was responsible for integrating the activities of Operations, Technology and IT.

Mark has extensive experience of IT within the telecoms sector, having held the position of CIO at Vodafone UK, IT Director at NTL, as well as a senior management role at IBM Global Services. Prior to working in the telecoms sector, Mark worked in senior IT roles in banking and retail.

Paul Musson, EVP, Human Resources

Paul Musson, EVP, Human Resources

Paul Musson was appointed EVP, Human Resources with effect from January 2011. Paul has a clear remit to drive the people and performance agenda ‘top down’ across Colt’s business and service units.

Paul recently completed a successful period as Director, People & Organisation Development where he led the implementation, continuous improvement and effective use of the Colt Talent Management system, to support improved performance and career management. He also championed enhancements to our recruitment processes and developed our leadership development programmes. Paul was a key member of the strategic project team supporting the implementation of the new operating model through concept and design to implementation.

Paul has over 22 years’ experience in Human Resources, working at a leadership level, with his last two appointments being corporate roles at global FTSE 100/S&P 250 companies, BAE Systems & Weatherford International.

Paul holds an MSc in People & Organisation Development from the University of Sussex. 

Richard Oosterom, EVP, Voice Services

Richard Oosterom, EVP, Voice Services

Richard Oosterom was appointed EVP Voice Services in May 2014 responsible for managing Colt’s Voice business end to end. This encompasses the commercial success of the entire portfolio of traditional voice, VoIP, IN and Unified Communications sold and delivered to both Enterprises and Service Providers.

Previously, he was EVP Group Strategy & Business Development, responsible for the wider Colt strategy and the execution of strategic initiatives within Colt’s business plans.

Prior to this, Richard spent two years as the MD in Germany, and has held a number of senior management positions including head of Major Business and head of Sales Operations and Support. He joined Colt in 2002 as MD Colt Benelux.

Before Colt, Richard worked in the IT industry in executive roles for companies including Cap Gemini and EDS (now HP).

Caroline Griffin Pain, Company Secretary

Caroline Griffin Pain, Company Secretary

Caroline Griffin Pain was appointed Company Secretary in April 2005.

Caroline joined Colt from a Reuters joint venture, Radianz, where she was Company Secretary having previously held senior management positions at Antfactory and Rea Brothers Group plc where she was General Counsel. 

Sohail Qadri

Sohail Qadri, EVP, Strategy and Business Development

Sohail Qadri was appointed EVP, Strategy and Business Development in September 2014. He is responsible for developing Colt’s profitable growth strategy across all lines of business, ensuring that Colt continues to support its customers with the most appropriate infrastructure services and products. Sohail is also responsible for the development of the Colt brand.

Sohail has had leadership roles in key telecommunications companies undergoing major strategic change. He has led on the creation of customer oriented organisations and brands, the execution of commercial plans, M&A activities as well as culture change initiatives. He has served on company boards in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Previous roles include Group Strategy Director at O2, where Sohail led on the transformation of the business and the development of the O2 brand. At Telefónica, Sohail was the Group Director of Strategy, Business Development and Innovation.  

Detlef Spang

Detlef Spang, EVP, Data Centre Services

In April 2014 Detlef Spang was appointed EVP for Data Centre Services, taking over from Adriaan Oosthoek. Detlef returned to Colt in December 2013 to work on Project Dynamo and is currently on secondment from Devonshire Investors. Detlef had previously worked for Colt from 2004-2011 and held various senior management positions and P&L responsibilities reporting into the CEO. These positions included MD for Major Enterprise Division, MD for the UK, MD for Germany and MD for Sales and Marketing.

During 2011-2013 Detlef was the MD for International Portfolio oversight and various Strategic Projects at Devonshire Investors in London. Previous to this, Detlef worked for Global One Alliance/Equant from 1993-2004 starting as a Sales Rep at Joint Sprint in Frankfurt working his way up to Senior VP of EMEA responsible for 1.3bn US$ business.

Detlef has also worked for Cable and Wireless from 1991-1992 and Rank Xerox, Germany.

Falk Weinreich

Falk Weinreich, EVP, Colt Communication Services (CCS)

Falk Weinreich was appointed EVP, Colt Communication Services (CCS) in January 2014 and is responsible for the strategic direction and next phase of growth of Colt’s indirect business unit focussed on selling branded and unbranded transactional services. As a key member of Colt’s leadership team, Falk is focussed on delivering exceptional customer service and value.

Prior to this he served as Sales Vice President of CCS, where he facilitated a high rate of business expansion, introducing new channels into Colt’s indirect go to market strategy. Before that, in his role as Strategic Accounts Director he was responsible for growing Colt’s large global carriers, service providers and system integrators to 25% of the company’s net profit. Previously, he spent eleven years at Colt in Germany in various senior sales and marketing leadership positions most latterly as Head of Wholesale in Germany.

Falk joined Colt in 1996 after graduating from Johan-Wolfgang Goethe University with a Diploma in Business Administration. He speaks three languages and is married with a child.



Rakesh Bhasin- Colt Board of Directors

Rakesh Bhasin
Chief Executive Officer, Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 13. Dezember 2006.

Rakesh Bhasin war zuvor Präsident und CEO von KVH Co. Ltd, einem von Fidelity Asia gegründeten Telekom- und Netzwerk-Provider in Tokio. Er ist weiterhin Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats dieses Unternehmens. Zuvor hatte Rakesh Führungspositionen bei AT&T und Japan Telecom Company Limited inne.

 Olivier Baujard  - Colt Board of Directors

Olivier Baujard
Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 24. April 2014.

Olivier Baujard war zuletzt als Chief Technology Officer für die Deutsche Telekom AG tätig, eines der führenden Telekommunikationsunternehmen weltweit. In seiner bisherigen Laufbahn hatte er eine Reihe von Führungspositionen mit technischer, strategischer und übergreifender Verantwortung bei führenden europäischen Unternehmen für Telekommunikations- und Ingenieurleistungen inne.

Mark Ferrari - Colt Board of Directors

Mark Ferrari
Mitglied des Vorstands, wurde am 1. Januar 2009 in den Aufsichtsrat berufen und am 31. März 2011 zum CFO ernannt.
Mark Ferrari ist auch Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates von KVH. Er war zuvor als Chief Operating Officer von Fidelty Capital und von Devonshire Investors sowie Vorsitzender der FIML Natural Resources and Backyard Farms Holding LLC tätig. Darüber hinaus war erVorstand einer Reihe weiterer Devonshire-Portfoliogesellschaften. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Fidelity war Mark Vice President of Finance bei Kronos Inc. Er begann seine Karriere bei Ernst & Young.

Sergio Giacoletto - Colt Board of Directors

Sergio Giacoletto
Aufsichtsratmitglied seit 22. Juli 2009.

Sergio Giacoletto war bis Dezember 2008 Executive Vice President von Oracle Corporation, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Oracle war er President Value Added Services bei AT&T. Davor hatte er 20 Jahre lang verschiedene Führungspositionen bei Digital Equipment Corporation inne. Er ist derzeit der Senior Independent Director von Logica Plc und ein Aufsichtsratmitglied von CSR plc. Er hält einen Master-Abschluss in Informatik von der Universität Turin.

Simon Haslam - Colt Board of Directors

Simon Haslam
Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 16. Januar 2007.

Simon Haslam ist Vorstandsvorsitzender der Moonray Investors Abteilung von FIL Limited. Er ist Vorstandsmitglied bei FIL Limited und mehreren Tochtergesellschaften sowie von Fonds, die von FIL Limited und seinen Tochtergesellschaften verwaltet werden. Darüber hinaus ist er Aufsichtsratsmitglied von KVH Co. Ltd. Er ist Fellow am Institute of Chartered Accountants und war zuvor Audit- und Consulting-Partner bei Deloitte und Aufsichtsratsmitglied bei Euroclear plc.

Tim Hilton - Colt Board of Directors

Tim Hilton
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats. Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats seit 26. Mai 1999, Vorsitzender seit 16. Januar 2007.

Tim ist Vorstandsvorsitzender von DI International, einer Private-Equity-Tochtergesellschaft von Fidelity Investments. Tim war nacheinander Vorstandsvorsitzender von Fidelity Capital, Fidelity Broadband, Fidelity Ventures und Devonshire Investors. Bevor er 1996 zu Fidelity Investments kam, war Tim Hilton Partner der US-amerikanischen Anwaltskanzlei Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Katherine Innes Ker - Colt Board of Directors

Katherine Innes Ker
Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 1. September 2013.

Katherine Innes Ker ist derzeit Senior Independent Director bei Go-Ahead Group plc und Tribal Group plc. In beiden Unternehmen ist sie Vorsitzende des Vergütungsausschusses und Mitglied der Prüfungs- und Nominierungsausschüsse. Sie ist ferner ein unabhängiges Aufsichtsratsmitglied bei S&U plc und Mitglied der Nominierungs-, Vergütungs- und Prüfungsausschüsse. Kathleen war über 15 Jahre lang als Mitglied verschiedener Aufsichtsräte tätig, darunter bei ITV Digital and Fibernet Group. Vor ihrer Portfolio-Karriere bei NED war Katherine Senior City Analyst bei SBC Warburg, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Henry Ansbacher und UBS Phillips & Drew.

Anthony Rabin - Colt Board of Directors

Anthony Rabin
Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 20. Juli 2011.

Anthony Rabin war neun Jahre lang Mitglied des Vorstands von Balfour Beatty plc, davon sechs als Chief Financial Officer und drei als Deputy Chief Executive. In dieser Funktion war er weltweit für die Investment-Division der Unternehmensgruppe sowie für Risk Management und Assurance in der gesamten Unternehmensgruppe verantwortlich, bevor er sich 2012 aus seinen Positionen bei Balfour zurückzog. Er ist ein Fellow des britischen Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Anthony Rabin - Colt Board of Directors

Lorraine Trainer
Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit 1. Dezember 2013.

Lorraine Trainer ist derzeit Aufsichtsratsmitglied bei Essentra plc, Vorsitzende des Vergütungsausschusses bei Juniper Fund Management plc sowie Mitglied der Prüfungs- und Nominierungsausschüsse. Zuvor war sie bei Aegis Group plc Vorsitzende des Vergütungsausschusses. Lorraine Trainer begann ihre Karriere bei Citibank und hat mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im Human Resources bei Unternehmen wie der London Stock Exchange und Coutts Natwest Group. Sie verbindet ihre Funktion als Aufsichtsrat mit einer Beratungstätigkeit für Führungskräfte im Aufsichtsräten.

Michael Wilens - Colt Board of Directors

Michael Wilens
Aufsichtsratmitglied seit 1. Januar 2012.

Michael Wilens war Geschäftsführer der Fidelitys-Sparten Asset Management und Enterprise Technology and Operations. Er war zuvor CEO von Thomson Reuters nordamerikanischem Rechts-Geschäftszweig (Westlaw) und CTO bei Thomson Reuters. Er war auch als CEO von Legion tätig, einem Unternehmen von Group Lagard, und war CEO/Mitgründer mehrerer Start-up-Unternehmen in der Software- und Informationsbranche.

Caroline Griffin Pain - Colt Board of Directors

Caroline Griffin Pain
Company Secretary, im April 2005 als Company Secretary in den Aufsichtsrat bestellt.

Caroline Griffin Pain kam vom Reuters Joint Venture Radianz zu Colt. Bei Radianz war sie ebenfalls als Company Secretary tätig, nachdem sie zuvor Führungspositionen bei Antfactory und Rea Brothers Group plc innehatte, wo sie die Rechtsabteilung leitete.


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