New AT&T EMEA leader brings wide ranging management experience to key global business unit

AT&T has today announced the appointment of John Vladimir Slamecka as the new head of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations.

Formerly head of AT&T Business Services for Canada & Latin America, and previously leading AT&T’s global relationship with Siemens AG of Munich, Slamecka brings over 20 years’ experience in global telecommunications to his new post. Based in London, Slamecka will report to John Finnegan, senior vice president, AT&T International.
 
“Having previously worked and lived in the region, I am delighted to assume this new responsibility,” said Slamecka. “The EMEA market is extremely  dynamic and I am proud to be leading an organization of dedicated professionals towards building on the growth opportunities and strategic investments AT&T is making across the territory. Given the significant presence, resources and commitment of AT&T to serving the needs of our multinational customer set, I relish the challenge and look forward to furthering AT&T’s leadership in this important market.”
 
John Finnegan, commenting on the appointment, said “John’s talent, experience, and understanding of running regional operations set him in excellent stead to lead this region; the company's most important market outside of the United States for enterprise business customers.”
 
EMEA is a critical global market for AT&T.  AT&T has 230 MPLS-enabled service nodes in the region in 78 countries with, six internet data centers, over 16,000 remote access points in 92 countries.  In April 2006, Yankee Group’s annual survey of large multinational organizations judged AT&T as the ‘Best Positioned Service Provider’ in Europe.

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