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Keri Gilder

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the role in May 2020, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity. Keri is passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity, also leading Colt’s Diversity Council, to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work.

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Gary Carr

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Carr was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Colt in July 2019. Formerly Colt’s Group Financial Controller and Deputy CFO, Gary brings with him to his elevated role more than 23 years’ leadership experience across the telecommunications, IT and financial services sectors.

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Jaya Deshmukh

Executive Vice President - Strategy and Transformation

Jaya Deshmukh is Executive Vice President (EVP) – Strategy and Transformation, reporting directly to Colt’s Chief Executive Officer, Keri Gilder. In this newly created role, Jaya is responsible for managing and driving Colt’s strategic roadmap and relationships, all while striving to elevate the organisation’s overall purpose and vision.

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Robin Farnan

Executive Vice President - Operations & Engineering

Robin Farnan is Colt’s EVP of Operations & Engineering. He is responsible for Colt’s overall engineering, delivery and assurance strategy and operations. His focus is on ensuring Colt optimises its global network presence to ensure it is ready for future demands, delivers customer solutions and provides the best in life customer experience.

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Andrew Edison

Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Customer Relationship Management

Andrew Edison is Colt's Executive Vice President (EVP) – Sales, Marketing and Customer Relationship Management. In this position, Andrew is responsible for driving Colt’s commercial strategy, leading global teams across sales, presales, marketing, and customer relationship management, as well as working closely with the wider organisation to ensure Colt delivers on its vision.

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Ashish Surti

Executive Vice President - Technology & Security

Ashish Surti is Colt’s Executive Vice President (EVP) - Technology & Security, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Keri Gilder. He is responsible for Colt’s overall technology and security strategy and execution; ensuring Colt streamlines its systems and processes while industrialising the organisation's digital ambitions, enhancing security and improving its data quality across the business.

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Avijit Singh

Chief of Staff to CEO

Avijit (Avi) Singh is Colt’s Chief of Staff to the CEO, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Keri Gilder. In this role, Avi is responsible for driving the CEO’s strategic agenda. He works closely with the Strategy team to develop Colt’s strategic programmes and supports the implementation of Colt’s key initiatives in collaboration with teams across the business.

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Tessa Raum

Executive Vice President – HR

Tessa Raum is Executive Vice President (EVP) – HR. Tessa is responsible for leading Colt’s HR function and implementing the three-year people strategy across the global organisation. Her focus is on fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration at Colt and accelerating growth through the power of its people.

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Caroline Griffin Pain

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Caroline Griffin Pain is General Counsel at Colt with global responsibility for the Legal and Regulatory teams, the Company Secretariat and the Country Manager organisation. She is Chairman of the Corporate Compliance Committee, dealing with Whistleblowing and Ethics and is responsible for implementing and monitoring Colt’s anti-bribery programme.

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Board of Directors

Keri Gilder

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the role in May 2020, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity. Keri is passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity, also leading Colt’s Diversity Council, to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work.

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Caroline Griffin Pain

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Caroline Griffin Pain is General Counsel at Colt with global responsibility for the Legal and Regulatory teams, the Company Secretariat and the Country Manager organisation. She is Chairman of the Corporate Compliance Committee, dealing with Whistleblowing and Ethics and is responsible for implementing and monitoring Colt’s anti-bribery programme.

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Abby Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Abby Johnson was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. Abby is President and CEO of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments.

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Michael Wilens

Chairman

Michael Wilens was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2012 and as Chairman on 21 March 2018. Michael has served as President of both Fidelity’s Asset Management division and Fidelity’s Enterprise Technology and Operations division...

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Jacques de Vaucleroy

Non-Executive Director

Jacques de Vaucleroy was appointed to Colt’s Board in April 2018. He joins having held several leadership roles across the finance and insurance sectors, including a range of diverse Board positions.

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Jennifer Uhrig

Non-Executive Director

Jennifer Uhrig was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2015. Jennifer spent 22 years at Fidelity Investments. Since retiring from money management in 2009, she has served in an advisory role at Fidelity.

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Lane MacDonald

Non-Executive Director

Lane MacDonald was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. Lane is the President and Chief Investment Officer of FMR Diversified Investments.

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Jeff Lagarce

Non-Executive Director

Jeff Lagarce was appointed to the Board and Audit Committee on 1 January 2021. Jeff is a Senior Advisor to the Board at Fidelity International, focusing primarily on new growth areas and opportunities.

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Audit Committee

Jennifer Uhrig

Non-Executive Director

Jennifer Uhrig was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2015. Jennifer spent 22 years at Fidelity Investments. Since retiring from money management in 2009, she has served in an advisory role at Fidelity.

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Steven Schiffman

Member of Audit Committee

Steven Schiffman was appointed as Member of the Audit Committee on 1 October 2015. Steven is Treasurer of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments.

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Jacques de Vaucleroy

Non-Executive Director

Jacques de Vaucleroy was appointed to Colt’s Board in April 2018. He joins having held several leadership roles across the finance and insurance sectors, including a range of diverse Board positions.

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Jeff Lagarce

Non-Executive Director

Jeff Lagarce was appointed to the Board and Audit Committee on 1 January 2021. Jeff is a Senior Advisor to the Board at Fidelity International, focusing primarily on new growth areas and opportunities.

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Remuneration Committee

Lane MacDonald

Non-Executive Director

Lane MacDonald was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. Lane is the President and Chief Investment Officer of FMR Diversified Investments.

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Pat Murphy

Member of Remuneration Committee

Pat Murphy was appointed as Member of the Remuneration Committee on 1 October 2015. Pat has been the Senior Vice President in charge of Human Resources at Devonshire Investors since 2011.

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Sally Nelson

Member of Remuneration Committee

Sally Nelson was appointed as Member of the Remuneration Committee on 1 October 2015. Sally joined FIL in 1999 and is currently FIL’s Chief People officer with responsibility for global human resources and corporate affairs

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