BCS Global Broadens Executive Management Team to Deliver Continued Growth Around the World

    Organization Prepares for Ongoing Expansion in Key Markets and Product

    LONDON, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - BCS Global, a leading worldwide provider of video
conferencing and collaboration services, today announced the appointment of
three executives to its global management team, accelerating plans for
continued growth in key markets and supporting its ongoing roll-out of new
services and applications for its worldwide customers.
    Clive P. Sawkins joins the company as Senior Vice President, Global Sales
and Marketing, having held senior positions in Nortel Networks and Avaya. Most
recently, Clive was responsible for the Unified Communications and
Telepresence Video Collaboration business at Cisco Systems, Europe. Clive
brings in-depth sales and marketing experience gained over the last 20 years
in global telecommunications, with a particular focus on new technologies and
applications in emerging markets.
    Feizhen Lu comes to BCS Global in the role of Chief Operating Officer
responsible for all internal operations including new customer provisioning,
research and development, engineering and worldwide customer support. With
14 years of international business and management experience as a top global
executive for ZTE Corporation, China's largest publicly listed
telecommunications company, Fiezhen most recently held the post of President,
North America Region. Prior senior management roles within ZTE include Vice
President, Mobile Division; President, Asia Pacific Region; and CEO, ZTE
Pakistan. Feizhen has studied at Harvard Business School and has her Masters
Degree in Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
    Catherine Playford joins the company as Chief Financial Officer and Vice
President of Corporate Services, responsible for global finance, human
resources and legal operations. Catherine brings an expertise in strategic
business planning, financial and operational management, most recently, as CFO
of Panorama Management, a business intelligence solutions firm. Catherine has
held senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer and Vice
President, Business Development for Newstar Technologies Inc. and Vice
President, Finance and Administration and CFO for Minicom Data Corporation.
    "We continue to position BCS Global for the new paradigm in
telecommunications, in which IP-based global connectivity, high-quality video,
collaboration, mobility, content and world-class customer service combine to
provide businesses with a significant competitive advantage," said Allen
Preece, CEO of BCS Global. "The addition of Clive, Feizhen and Catherine
ensures that we continue to execute in the marketplace while strategically
expanding our business and supporting our customers around the world."
    Over the past year, BCS Global has experienced significant growth in
North America, Europe and Asia while expanding its Virtual Presence service
offerings to include Telepresence, Virtual Presence High Definition, Executive
Desktop and Mobile services. The company recently opened new offices in
Shanghai and Hong Kong in support of its growing Pacific Rim customer base,
and continues to show significant traction in regions already established.

    About BCS Global

    BCS Global is a leading, worldwide provider of videoconferencing and
collaboration services, making virtual communications easy-to-use,
simple-to-connect and affordable. The company is the developer of the world's
only fully deployed Global Video Exchange, serving to connect users globally
regardless of equipment type, manufacturer, location, network provider or
style of connectivity. Focused on delivering on the new paradigm of IP
communications, BCS Global provides an array of virtual communication tools
and services that make IP communications an enabling capability for businesses
competing in today's global environment. Headquartered in London, BCS Global
has offices, operations and 24/7 customer support in New York, Shanghai, Hong
Kong and Toronto.


For further information:

For further information: Stu Gold, Vice President, Global Marketing, BCS
Global Networks, Inc., +1-212-742-4525, sgold@bcsglobal.com; Mittal Dave/Laura
Lynne, Trimedia, +44-207-025-7500, bcs@trimediahc.com

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