London: Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, has appointed Laurie Bowen as President of Sales & Strategy for Global Data & Mobility.
Responsible for all sales and marketing globally (excluding wholesale voice), Laurie will lead the Global Carrier & Enterprise Solutions teams to devise go-to-market strategies and identify opportunities to enhance the solution portfolio – driving business globally with a focus on emerging markets.
Commenting on Laurie’s appointment, Vinod Kumar, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tata Communications says, “The enterprise business is of strategic importance to us as we expand our traditional wholesale voice and IP business into enterprise offerings. Laurie brings with her a world-class track record in leadership and business growth which will assist in driving our fast growing business forward.”
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Laurie held a number of leadership roles at British Telecommunications (BT), most recently, as the Managing Director of Commercial & Brands for BT Global Services. She managed over 250 of BT’s largest corporate clients in twelve principle sectors, ranging from retail to energy. Other senior engagements include President of Global Business Management at BT and President of Global Financial Services and CEO of BT Radianz.
“I am very pleased to have joined such an innovative and dynamic company and look forward to working with the global team to take the carrier and enterprise business to the next level. It has never been a more exciting time for the Telco space and we have a wealth of opportunity ahead of us” says Laurie Bowen, President of Sales & Strategy for Global Data and Enterprise Solution.
Laurie also spent over 20 years at IBM in a number of senior positions focusing on the telecommunications and financial services industries. Her most recent role at IBM was that of Managing Director where she was responsible for one of IBM’s largest customers in Europe – Lloyds TSB Group, as well as electronic payments and transactions firm VOCA and the UK Payments Association, APACS. Other roles within IBM include EMEA Vice President of IBM’s e-business on demand practice and Principle for IBM’s Consulting group.
Laurie has an MBA and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. She will be based out of Tata Communications’ London office.