CEO, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange
Hong Kong SAR China
A veteran of the telecommunications industry, Mr. Bill Barney’s career spans more than 15 years in Asia. Mr. Barney was appointed CEO of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) in March 2015 to oversee the Enterprise, Data Center and NLD (National Long Distance) businesses in India in addition to his role as Chairman and CEO of Global Cloud Xchange, positions he has held since January 2014.
Earlier, Mr. Barney served as CEO of Pacnet for 10 years leading the company's successful acquisition of regional ISP, Pacific Internet, which operationally merged with Asia Netcom and re-launched as Pacnet in January 2008. Prior to Pacnet, Mr. Barney served as Asia Pacific President and CEO for MCI Worldcom (Verizon) where he led the company through a three-digit growth phase.
Across the telecom and technology sectors, Mr. Barney has been an advocate for regulatory and industry change and a major proponent of Cloud Computing and Open networks. His leadership also extends to 6+years on the Board of Governors for the Pacific Telecommunications Council.
Mr. Barney received his MBA from Columbia University in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.
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