Former head of Google’s Global Infrastructure organization brings extensive track record
Boston, MA – June 18,2012 – Seaborn Networks, the developer and operator of the first express submarine cable system between the United States and São Paulo, Brazil, announced today that Erikas Napjus, a recognized expert on global carrier-grade telecommunications, has been elected to Seaborn Networks’ board of directors.
During his tenure at Google, Erikas founded and built Google’s Global Infrastructure organization, an organization focused on identifying and selecting network infrastructure and data centers around the world to satisfy Google’s extreme growth in the most cost-effective manner.
Erikas built Google into one of the world’s largest and most expansive carrier-grade networks, which included significant investments in undersea cables including the funding, design, and construction of the Unity cable system between Tokyo and Los Angeles, as well as a wide range of strategic and commercial transactions with virtually every major carrier around the world.
Prior to his work building Google’s telecommunications infrastructure, Erikas was responsible for all of Yahoo!’s international infrastructure operations, including teams in ten countries across five continents. He was also an early developer of Internet technologies at Carnegie Mellon University Computing Services.
“We are very fortunate to have Erikas join our board of directors,” said Larry Schwartz, CEO of Seaborn Networks. “Erikas is widely recognized as a leader in the global telecommunications industry. He is both innovative and pragmatic, and brings a depth of industry knowledge that will be complementary to our corporate objectives.”
Erikas commented, “Seaborn Networks is one of the most innovative submarine cable businesses in the world and I am honored to join its board. We share a common vision as to the future of the submarine cable industry and I look forward to assisting Seaborn to become a leading operator on the long-overdue US to Brazil route with plans to expand to other high demand routes in the future.”