"The Board that You Could Never Afford" GDS International's Top 10:

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - GDS International has built up quite a reputation amongst the Fortune 500. The global media giant has had double figure growth every year for the last five years, and has offices in almost every continent. They now boast the fastest growing news source amongst the executive community in the world, increasing its reach by 200,000 across all verticals every month through their new digital initiatives.

Because of this, the world's business leaders are queuing up for an opportunity to work with GDS International. Below are the Top 10 executives that have played a major part in the company's success in 2009.

10. Zhang Fan - CTO - China Unicom

Zhang Fan joined over fifty of the biggest telecom operators in Asia at GDS International's NGT Summit where they discussed future LTE network developments.

9. Werner Vogels - CTO - Amazon

Werner Vogels joined Amazon in September 2004 as the Director of Systems Research. He was named Chief Technology Officer in January 2005 and Vice President, World-wide Architecture in March of that year. And talks unequivocally with GDS International's executive online portal MeettheBoss TV.

8. Raj Rawal - SVP and CIO - Burger King

Partnered with and played an active role at GDS International's CIO US summit held September 2009.

7. Jorgen Vig - CEO - Lego

Spoke candidly for GDS International's flagship publication CXO EU about his company's reversal of fortune.

6. Albert Hitchcock - Group CIO - Vodafone

Albert Hitchcock was made Group Chief Information Officer at Vodafone, the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, in August 2007, after 14 years with Nortel. And is leading the strongest telecom operator committee for GDS International's NGT Summit.

5. Vint Cerf - Chief Evangelist - Google

Gave MeettheBoss TV a thrilling three part presentation 'On the Future of the Internet and Voice Enabled Technology.'

4. Herbert Hainer, Chairman & CEO, Adidas AG

Herbert Hainer took charge at Adidas Ag (then Adidas-Salomon AG) in 2000. In the last nine years he has sharpened the company's focus - selling Salomon and buying Reebok to better concentrate on its core competencies. He met up with MeettheBoss TV back in the summer (2009) to talk about Competition, innovation and the power of straight talking.

3. Michael Dell - Chairmen of Dell Ltd

GDS International's rave reporter Rebecca Goozee met with the charismatic, computer king at his headquarters in Texas for Q4's Business Management US publication.

2. Michael Morris - Chairman, President & CEO, American Electric Power

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states, with over 39,000 miles of network, and he shared his views on GDS International broadcast site MeettheBoss TV.

1. Karl Rove - Former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

Attended the recent Next Generation Oil and Gas Summit held in New Orleans where he chaired the debate with fifty other industry visionaries including Neil Bush, CEO of Nexus Energy and brother of George.

These names are the tip of the ice-burg for what is a unique company. GDS Publishing has come out of nowhere in 2009, a phoenix from the economic downturn. All eyes are on GDS International during 2010.

SOURCE GDS INTERNATIONAL

For further information: For further information: GDS International, John Funnell, email: john.funnell@gdsinternational.com, Tel: +44-117-9214000

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