WIOCC’s CEO Chris Wood has been shortlisted for the 2013 AfricaCom awards in the ‘Industry Personality of the Year’category based on his achievements in the past years.
Chris has led WIOCC since inception, building it quickly into a profitable, pan-African network operation.
Mr Wood has also been named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. In the 6th annual GTB Power 100 listing, Chris ascended 14 places in the rankings to 65.
He is one of 4 executives from African businesses to appear in the Global Telecoms Business magazine-compiled list, which identifies the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry.
Chris is credited with masterminding impressive growth over the last 12 months at the Africa-focused international capacity wholesaler, where both revenues and profits recorded significant increase.
The publication highlighted that ‘Wood’s vision for improving the reach, quality and affordability of Africa’s international connectivity includes strategic investments, key partnerships, technical excellence and an absolute commitment to customer service.’ He was also acknowledged for ‘establishing WIOCC as the number one supplier of diversity-rich, high-capacity, end-to-end managed circuits into and out of Africa’.