“It’s an asset rich business, focused on developing and deepening its fiber networks, innovating, and investing in new technologies,” said Paula Cogan, the newly appointed CEO at euNetworks.European bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks has appointed Paula Cogan as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 January 2023. Paula Cogan is the President of euNetworks at the moment. Brady Rafuse, the current CEO of euNetworks, will become Chairman of euNetworks’ Board of Directors.
As the President of euNetworks, Paula Cogan is currently in charge of all operational facets of the company. She expanded on her 30 years of experience in the telecoms sector when she joined euNetworks in November 2021. She has held a number of high-level executive positions with organizations including British Telecom, Verizon, and Colt.
Before joining euNetworks, Paula Cogan served as Colt’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Relationship Management, where she was in charge of the company’s commercial strategy. According to euNetworks, Cogan has a reputation for fostering change across teams and organizations, managing international sales, marketing, engineering, and commercial teams, and creating effective channel strategies. She has a track record in mentoring and managing people while she is dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity in the telecoms sector.
“I am excited to lead this exceptional and high-performing team of people through the next chapter of euNetworks’ growth,” said Paula Cogan. “euNetworks continues to distinguish itself in the digital infrastructure ecosystem, delivering critical Internet infrastructure to customers. It’s an asset rich business, focused on developing and deepening its fiber networks, innovating, and investing in new technologies to deliver highly scalable, owned, and operated fiber-based and sustainable infrastructure in Europe. The vision that Brady and the team have followed and delivered creates an exciting opportunity for us all as we continue to drive the business forward.”
Growth Plans for euNetworks
euNetworks welcomed Brady Rafuse in March 2009. With increasing investment from IMCO, he guided euNetworks through its delisting from the Singapore Stock Exchange, privatization with Columbia Capital, and sale to Stonepeak. Under his direction, the firm has developed into a critical provider of bandwidth infrastructure. Brady Rafuse has led the business to become a top supplier of data center to data center connection in Europe, offering a distinctive range of connectivity choices in both its metro and long-distance network, including the construction of new subsea cables.
“I’m immensely proud of the team and it has been a privilege working with them as well as our investors, customers, partners and with the communities that we operate in across Europe,” said Brady Rafuse. “Paula is an exceptional leader. Her achievements in her career have been underpinned by her ability to foster strong relationships with customers and partners whilst remaining focused on leading organizations and people. Paula joined the euNetworks team a year ago and since then we have been working closely to ensure a smooth transition as we move forward with our plans and continue to grow the business. With Paula’s focus over the last year on all operating aspects of the business and her customer-centric approach, she has already made a great contribution to our performance in 2022 and I am excited for the company’s future with Paula as CEO.”
“We know Paula is a fantastic leader and, like Brady, has a clear vision to guide euNetworks as we progress with growth plans for the business,” said Cyrus Gentry, Managing Director and Head of Communications, Europe at Stonepeak. “euNetworks is the fastest growing fiber business in Europe. It has a highly differentiated network platform that underpins the digital infrastructure ecosystem and there remains no shortage of compelling capital opportunities in Europe for euNetworks to further build on the unique position it has in the region. We extend our thanks to Brady for everything he has delivered as CEO, and we look forward to the value he will continue to deliver as Chairman.”