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Group Chief Executives


Chris leads the executive team and is responsible for all elements of the company’s global operations.

Chris Wood
Group Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is responsible for global non-shareholder sales, developing and managing all WIOCC product offerings, network operations and procurement.

Ryan Sher
Group Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Ayotunde Coker is one of the leading players in the development of the data centre industry in Africa and is Chairperson of influential industry group, the Africa Data Centres Association

Ayotunde Coker
Chief Executive Officer Open Access Data Centres

James implements sales and marketing strategies and manages client relations across Africa.

James Wekesa
Group Chief Commercial Officer

Darren’s responsibilities include planning and implementing business development strategies and expanding WIOCC’s network coverage across the region

Darren Bedford
Group Chief Business Development Officer

Mike’s leadership responsibilities cover both marketing and international sales/business development, including formulation of the corporate strategy.

Mike Last
Group Chief Marketing Officer

Sam is responsible for the overall financial function and provides legal and commercial support to WIOCC.

Samuel Ndungu
Group Chief Financial Officer

Joshua is a seasoned senior leader with extensive experience of working with multinational telecom operators and telecom service providers, having successfully managed and developed businesses in the telecommunications sector in North American, European, Middle Eastern and Africa.

Joshua Smythwood
Group Chief M&A Officer