Our Team

Datawave Networks brings together a group of professionals in response to the changing dynamics in the subsea cable industry. Together they bring over 150 years of industry experience, contacts and knowledge within an innovative new infrastructure-based business model.

Mr. Mark Wickham

Mark has over two decades of direct experience in the construction and maintenance of undersea cable systems from the supply side. Mark has been involved with a large number of cable systems around the world and a wide range of cable system development models. Mark’s experience includes time in Asia Pacific, EMEA and American markets with a particular passion for innovative marine maintenance approaches. Mark was instrumental in accelerating the shift to open cable architecture within the subsea cable industry.

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Mr. Mark Wickham

Mark has over two decades of direct experience in the construction and maintenance of undersea cable systems from the supply side. Mark has been involved with a large number of cable systems around the world and a wide range of cable system development models. Mark’s experience includes time in Asia Pacific, EMEA and American markets with a particular passion for innovative marine maintenance approaches. Mark was instrumental in accelerating the shift to open cable architecture within the subsea cable industry.

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Mr. Greg Palser

Greg has been involved with the telecom industry for over two decades, having built hundreds of miles of fibre in Northwest US. Greg serves as Vice President Business Development with Wave focusing on developing landing solutions for subsea cables. He has served as President and Vice President for Northwest Telecommunications Association and was previously on the board of INCOMPAS, a national competitive provider association.

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Mr. Greg Palser

Greg has been involved with the telecom industry for over two decades, having built hundreds of miles of fibre in Northwest US. Greg serves as Vice President Business Development with Wave focusing on developing landing solutions for subsea cables. He has served as President and Vice President for Northwest Telecommunications Association and was previously on the board of INCOMPAS, a national competitive provider association.

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Mr. Arun Gupta

Arun has over four decades of experience in finance with two decades of relevant telecoms experience. Previously he has served as the President and CFO of TATA Communicationsand the Managing Director of IFCI Venture Capital Finance Ltd. Arun has been recognized as one of the ‘50 telecom CFOs to watch for’ by Global Telecoms, UK in 2015 and among the top 10 most powerful CFOs in India in a survey conducted by Economic Times in 2003. He has also previously worked as a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

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Mr. Arun Gupta

Arun has over four decades of experience in finance with two decades of relevant telecoms experience. Previously he has served as the President and CFO of TATA Communicationsand the Managing Director of IFCI Venture Capital Finance Ltd. Arun has been recognized as one of the ‘50 telecom CFOs to watch for’ by Global Telecoms, UK in 2015 and among the top 10 most powerful CFOs in India in a survey conducted by Economic Times in 2003. He has also previously worked as a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

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Mr. Mick Green

With over 40 years of experience and having held positions in submarine cable planning, transmission engineering, marine engineering, project management and operations & maintenance, Mick is a veteran of the subsea cable industry. Mick headed the Subsea Cable Centre of Excellence at BT for 12 years until retirement in 2013. He also served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) until 2013. Mick has remained active in the submarine cable industry since retirement from BT, with assignments covering market research, business strategy, expert witness and cable damage investigations.

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Mr. Mick Green

With over 40 years of experience and having held positions in submarine cable planning, transmission engineering, marine engineering, project management and operations & maintenance, Mick is a veteran of the subsea cable industry. Mick headed the Subsea Cable Centre of Excellence at BT for 12 years until retirement in 2013. He also served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) until 2013. Mick has remained active in the submarine cable industry since retirement from BT, with assignments covering market research, business strategy, expert witness and cable damage investigations.

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Mr. Kunal Arya

Mr. Kunal Arya

Kunal holds an MBA in International Business and over a decade of experience in business and asset management across several asset classes including financial assets, real estate and various small businesses. Kunal has previously worked with Nikko Asset Management in Singapore and Citigate Dewe Rogerson in Mumbai.

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Mr. Kunal Arya

Kunal holds an MBA in International Business and over a decade of experience in business and asset management across several asset classes including financial assets, real estate and various small businesses. Kunal has previously worked with Nikko Asset Management in Singapore and Citigate Dewe Rogerson in Mumbai.

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Mr. Paul Koss

Paul has over 20 years of experience building and leading organizations in the telecommunications and cable industries. Paul’s passions include strategic business development, launching new business ventures and building and developing fibre optic networks. Paul currently leads the national commercial organization for RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions. His teams include Business Development, Wholesale, Carrier, Cell Backhaul, and Sales Engineering. Prior to joining Wave, Paul held positions at AT&T, Teleport Communications Group (TCG), and USWest.

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Mr. Paul Koss

Paul has over 20 years of experience building and leading organizations in the telecommunications and cable industries. Paul’s passions include strategic business development, launching new business ventures and building and developing fibre optic networks. Paul currently leads the national commercial organization for RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions. His teams include Business Development, Wholesale, Carrier, Cell Backhaul, and Sales Engineering. Prior to joining Wave, Paul held positions at AT&T, Teleport Communications Group (TCG), and USWest.

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Mr. William Fong

William is a seasoned business manager with more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and operations management, leading and managing multicultural team across Asia. Over the decades, William has varied industry experience: Submarine Cable, Mobile Telecommunications, Information Technology, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, and Retail. William has a BBA in Finance and Economics at Washington State University, and is a certified Accountant with membership to Institute Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and fellow member of ACCA (UK).

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Mr. William Fong

William is a seasoned business manager with more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and operations management, leading and managing multicultural team across Asia. Over the decades, William has varied industry experience: Submarine Cable, Mobile Telecommunications, Information Technology, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, and Retail. William has a BBA in Finance and Economics at Washington State University, and is a certified Accountant with membership to Institute Certified Public Accountants of Singapore and fellow member of ACCA (UK).

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Mr. HSV Prasad

With over 30 years of experience and having held positions in both VSNL and Tata Communications Ltd in submarine cable planning, transmission engineering, marine engineering, and project management in submarine cable projects – HSV Prasad is a veteran of the subsea cable industry in India. He has been a member of various technical and procurement groups of private consortium cable systems.

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Mr. HSV Prasad

With over 30 years of experience and having held positions in both VSNL and Tata Communications Ltd in submarine cable planning, transmission engineering, marine engineering, and project management in submarine cable projects – HSV Prasad is a veteran of the subsea cable industry in India. He has been a member of various technical and procurement groups of private consortium cable systems.

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