In this newly created role, Jaya will lead Colt’s Strategy and Transformation team to develop and implement Colt’s long-term strategy.
London, UK, 17 May 2021 – Colt Technology Services has today announced the appointment of Jaya Deshmukh as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Strategy and Transformation.
Reporting directly to Colt’s Chief Executive Officer, Keri Gilder, Jaya will be tasked with managing and driving Colt’s strategic roadmap and relationships, all while striving to elevate the organisation’s overall purpose and vision.
Jaya joins Colt from Google Cloud, where most recently she held the position of Head of Strategy – EMEA, responsible for creating and curating Google Cloud’s EMEA strategy. She has also recently held roles at Microsoft, PwC and Cognizant, where she was responsible for implementing digital solutions and accelerating cloud consumption to drive customer success.
Jaya’s appointment follows Colt’s recent announcement of its new three-year strategy, aiming to further develop Colt’s IQ Network through innovation and digitisation. Through this strategy, Colt aims to accelerate business growth through the power of its people by taking what’s always been in Colt’s DNA and ensuring the business is agile enough to support enterprises as they move into the future.
Speaking of Jaya’s appointment, Keri Gilder, Colt CEO, said, “I am thrilled to have Jaya joining our Executive Leadership Team to spearhead the development and execution of Colt’s strategy, product suite and critical partnership programme. Her recent experience centering around digital transformation and cloud makes her the perfect fit to lead this new team within Colt, pushing them to continue to innovate and drive our wider organisation forward.”
Jaya added, “I am excited to be joining Colt at a time of continued transformation for the business. Being able to join an organisation as it embarks on its next strategic journey is always exhilarating because it gives the opportunity to really collaborate with partners and customers to ensure we are fully aligned and can truly drive growth for their businesses.”
Jaya is based in London with her two daughters and commenced her role at the start of May.
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 https://colt.net