Tata Communications appoints James Parker as global head of sales

Tata Communications announces the appointment of James Parker as President of Global Sales.

London, October 14, 2016


London  – October 14, 2016

Tata Communications announces the appointment of James Parker as President of Global Sales. James is responsible for leading the company’s global sales organisation across all customer segments.

Parker has an impressive track record in driving business transformation within the software and telecommunications industries across both developed and emerging markets. His leadership career has spanned sales, commercial and marketing roles in companies including CenturyLink, Microsoft and IBM.  In these roles he has successfully built and developed high performing leadership teams to deliver profitable growth on a sustainable basis.

Commenting on this recent appointment, Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and Group CEO, Tata Communications, said:   “James brings proven leadership and a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise from his 25 years in industry.  I know that this appointment will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our global business with a focus on helping our customers get ahead and stay ahead in this digital age.”

James Parker, EVP and President, Global Sales, Tata Communications says, “It is a really exciting time to be joining the Tata Communications team. The exponential growth of connected devices, emergence of social media, analytics, cloud computing together with widespread BYOD, all play a part in a major transition in the way businesses engage with technology and evolve their own business models. Tata Communications is at the heart of powering all of this.  With a world-class global network and strong portfolio of services, it has built an unparalleled foundation, upon which there is massive potential to unleash performance and growth.”





Natalie Chak
Tata Communications
+44 (0)7833 043 779
Neil Thomas
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
+44 207 413 3454

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


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