GlobalConnect Group announces changes to management team and organization, to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency

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The Pan-Nordic digital infrastructure and network provider GlobalConnect Group today announced a strategic update to its organization, elevating its focus on creating an industry leading customer experience and speed-to-market for new products and services, while strengthening operational efficiency across the organization.

The update includes Yan Zheng joining the Executive Leadership team as Director of Digital Solutions, starting October 1. She is currently the SVP of Value-added Services, Emerging Product and Product M&A at NETS. Previous roles include SVP of Core Products and Transformation at NETS and Junior partner at McKinsey. The previous Director of Digital Solutions, Anders Kuhn Saaby, will take on the role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Yan Zheng

“I couldn’t be more excited to join GlobalConnect during this exciting phase”.

“I hope my experience with creating commercially viable B2B products, combined with my strategic thinking, will further refine the existing and strong product offering, while also looking ahead, catering to our customer’s connectivity needs tomorrow,” says Yan Zheng.

Also, Jacob Zentio Larsen, Head of IT is moving into GlobalConnect Group’s top management, taking on the role as CIO, as IT will be further prioritized to enable fully integrated connectivity services to the organization’s customers across Northern Europe.

Group CEO Martin Lippert says that he is thrilled to announce the updated organization as GlobalConnect Group enters a new phase in its growth journey.

“With the changes we are implementing, we are now turning up our efforts in creating a true one-stop-shop for connectivity services across all our markets. Yan brings a unique experience and skillset, vital to our future success, driving product development with a commercial and customer centric approach,” he says and adds:

“Anders brings a strategic and a deep understanding of our business into his new role as CTO, while Jacob’s know-how and transformational mindset will ensure that our IT department keeps being a fundamental enabler for all business units across our organization.”

After three years with GlobalConnect Group, Carsten Bryder, Director of Operations, IT and Network, will leave GlobalConnect and take on new challenges outside the organization.

”I would like to thank Carsten for his great contribution and dedication to GlobalConnect these past years – he has been crucial in building and operating a solid organization with strong results. It’s been a joy working with Carsten and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” says Lippert.


GlobalConnect Group’s Executive Leadership Team


About GlobalConnect GroupGlobalConnect Group is one of the leading digital infrastructure and data communication providers in Northern Europe. The Group delivers end-to-end solutions across its own infrastructure consisting of 84,000 kilometers fiber network and 27,000 sqm data center space in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Finland. GlobalConnect Group employs approximately 1,700 people, has 30,000 B2B customers and connects more than 380,000 private households with a high-capacity fiber network. GlobalConnect Group is the result of 2019 and 2020 mergers between Broadnet, GlobalConnect and IP-Only. In the B2C segment, the group operates under the brands IP-Only, HomeNet and Onefiber, while operating as GlobalConnect in the B2B segment across all its markets. GlobalConnect Group is owned by global investment organization EQT, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure investors.