Cable&Wireless Worldwide Appoints New Hosting Managing Director

Cable&Wireless Worldwide has announced today the appointment of Michelle Senecal de Fonseca as its new global managing director for hosting services.

The company had announced in November its intention to expand its hosting capacity in order to meet growing customer demand.

Data hosting and applications support is one of the company’s key focus areas and Ms Senecal de Fonseca will drive growth in the scale and contribution from this business unit in the near term. C&W says Ms Senecal de Fonseca brings a wealth of data hosting, telecoms and finance experience to the company from her roles with US West, Sprint International as well as Global One, Worldport and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Commenting on her appointment Ms Senecal de Fonseca said, “With an enviable list of highly engaged clients, extensive telecoms and hosting capabilities coupled with the full support of the board, evidenced by the recent investments in hosting capacity, this a great time to be joining the company. I am looking forward to building on our successes so far and helping the company to become recognised as a strong and credible leader in the hosting market.”

Gavin Darby, Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s chief executive, added, “Michelle is a great addition to our senior team. I believe that her energy, expertise and track record in hosting will prove to be invaluable.”

Ms Senecal de Fonseca has dual British/American citizenship, speaks five languages and has been recognised by Global Telecoms Business magazine as one of the industry’s most influential leaders.