Chris Wood, WIOCC’s CEO, is one of only two executives in Africa (the other is Paul Taylor of Botswana Telecommunications Corp. – BTC) nominated for the World Communications Award 2014 CEO of the Year, with the winner to be decided by public vote.

SONY DSCSince joining WIOCC as CEO in 2008, Chris has grown it into the leading supplier of international bandwidth for Africa, masterminding impressive year-on-year growth. He has been a key influencer in the successful implementation and recent extension of the EASSy cable and has driven the integration and ongoing development of WIOCC’s unique, pan-African network. Chris continues to grow WIOCC to support its expanding customer base. The realisation of Chris’ vision of making an enduring contribution to Africa’s communications is helping transform how individuals go about their daily lives and revolutionising how local businesses operate in many countries across Africa.

If you would like to help raise the profile of African telecommunications by voting for Chris and/or Paul, please go to the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q7FVJ56.

Note that your vote must be cast by Friday 19th September 2014.

Chris has also been nominated for the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The finalists for this award will be announced shortly.

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