Senior Management

Nigel Downton – Co-Founder – Board of Directors, Group CEO Lion displaying dangerous teeth

Nigel is a seasoned operator in the sectors of Telecommunications, IT, and Data Centre Development and Construction. He has acquired his business acumen and communication skills at senior executive and director level as well as frontline sales and business development. He has negotiated contracts at board level with major institutions and international corporations and has negotiated with domestic and overseas governments.

His original career was in the financial services sector for a major lending institution (now HBOS) becoming one of the youngest managers in the Country. He then became Sales Director in one of the first Call Centre and IT based financial services businesses in the UK in a joint venture with Legal & General. It was through this venture that Nigel became aware of the huge potential of the telecommunication industry and was head hunted to join an American facilities based carrier in 1995 when it first landed in the UK as Cherry Communications (where he first met Eric Pomeroy – see below) and later became World Access Communications. This was part of the WorldCom Group before being spun off.

As Commercial Director, he reported to the CEO and was responsible for sales and commercial expansion throughout Europe as well as areas of The Middle East, Africa and Asia. In 1998 Nigel contracted to the Global Switch Data Centre operation at an embryonic stage. Nigel was persuaded to be retained as a consultant by Global Switch and as the Company took off he became a director with founder status and was in charge of business development and then global sales and exited his contractual ties in 2003. Since 2003 he has maintained his interests in international telecommunications and data centres and with ArribaCom he has pulled together a select world class team of trusted colleagues to deliver the highest level of services.


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Gora Diaw – General Manager – ArribaCom Senegal

Gora has a huge experience of more than 15 years in Management of Telecoms Companies, and a specialisation in the technology of voice-data integration.  He also supported a couple of Telecoms Multinationals in their expansion and growth in Africa.

He has been one of the pioneers of the development of telephony on the internet in Africa by being the representative of the Net2phone Company in West Africa from 1999 to 2004.

From 2005 to 2008, Gora became Director for Africa, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss multinational company, AMITELO AG. AMITELO AG is one of the European leaders in VOIP and is listed in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, in Germany. Since September 2008, Gora has been the General Manager of WANAXO AFRIQUE, an international consulting firm in Information Technology.


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