Mr. Liam Hunt

Deputy CEO

Liam joined 2Connect in July 2011 as Chief Commercial Officer initially heading up the Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Departments. Having worked in the telecommunications and IT industry in both the UK and Middle East, where he has resided with his family for almost 25 years, Liam's previous experience has seen him hold senior roles in a number of telecoms companies these include Sales Manager for a Bahrain and Jordan based telecoms operator and prior to that as the North-West UK Regional Sales Manager for a fixed line and Mobile Communications company. As head of the Commercial Department, Liam was tasked with building globally-focused teams to support 2Connect's entry to new regional and international markets. In October 2011 Liam was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, however his success story doesn't end there as in early 2013 he was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer, the position in which he maintains and holds today. Liam has an active social life which also revolves around a number of sporting activities where he likes to spend his time relaxing, meeting people and generally enjoying the company of those around him.

Mr. Rick Hillson

Senior Vice President - International Networks

Rick is a founding employee of 2Connect and was instrumental in the company commencing live service within Bahrain in late 2004 during which time he was primarily responsible for the company's start-up Network Engineering, Operations, IT and Customer Service teams. Rick is now based at 2Connect's London regional office and is tasked with leading the company's next stage of development as SVP of 2Connect's international operations. Prior to working with 2Connect, Rick was the leader of Emergency Technical Support for the EMEA region for Nortel Networks. He has also held operational management positions with Call-Net Telecommunications in Canada, and DataAccess India. Rick holds a DipHE in Computing from Brunel University, a MSc in Telecommunications with Business from University College London (UCL), and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. During his rapidly diminishing spare time Rick lists golfing and mountain climbing as his main leisure pursuits.

Mr. Ijaz Samuel

Chief Financial Officer

Ijaz was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2011 having held the role of Finance Manager since 2007. Prior to joining 2Connect, Ijaz had worked for both KPMG and BDO in the Audit departments as an Audit Supervisor for five years. During his tenure with these industry-leading audit firms, he worked with clients from such diverse industries as telecom, banking, insurance and manufacturing sectors providing external and internal audit services, due diligence assignments and business valuation services. Ijaz is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and previously gained a Diploma in Accounting from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) UK.