India’s Tata Communications has appointed Laurie Bowen as its new president of sales & strategy for Global Data & Mobility. Laurie will lead the Global Carrier & Enterprise Solutions teams to devise go-to-market strategies and identify opportunities to enhance the solution portfolio – driving business globally with a focus on emerging markets. Based out of Tata Communications’ London office, Laurie will be responsible for all sales and marketing globally (excluding wholesale voice). Commenting on Laurie’s appointment, Vinod Kumar, president and chief operating officer, Tata Communications, said, “The enterprise business is of strategic importance to us as we expand our traditional wholesale voice and IP business into enterprise offerings. Laurie brings with her a world-class track record in leadership and business growth which will assist in driving our fast growing business forward.” Prior to joining Tata Communications, Laurie most recently worked with British Telecommunications (BT as MD of commercial & brands for BT Global Services. She has also spent over 20 years at IBM in a number of senior positions. She has an MBA and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, USA.