euNetworks appoints Stephanie Lynch-Habib as president

Dec. 19, 2022
Lynch-Habib will replace Paula Cogan, who is stepping up to become the company’s CEO.

Western European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. says it has named Stephanie Lynch-Habib as president, effective January 15, 2023. Lynch-Habib will replace Paula Cogan, who is stepping up to become the company’s CEO (see “euNetworks appoints Paula Cogan as CEO, Brady Rafuse chairman of the board”).

Lynch-Habib joins euNetworks from InterCloud in Paris, where she is currently chief revenue officer. Her more than 25 years of work in the telecommunications arena includes leading the global marketing and communications strategy of wireless association GSMA, serving as chief marketing officer at Colt, and spending 16 years with AT&T EMEA in a variety of roles.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Stephanie to euNetworks,” said Cogan. “She’s a great addition to the team and fills a critical position in the business. I am excited for the contributions that Stephanie will make to euNetworks as I move to take up the role of chief executive officer of euNetworks in January. Along with Stephanie’s global leadership experience, her advocacy, and efforts for strong women representation in the telecom sector is commendable and we welcome her contribution to euNetworks’ diversity and inclusion focus as well as in the wider industry.”

“Stephanie is a leader in the industry with extensive expertise, and she will be a great addition to the team,” said Cyrus Gentry, managing director and head of communications, Europe at Stonepeak, euNetworks’ chief investor. “Stephanie’s appointment is key to the strategic growth plan we are enacting at euNetworks, and we welcome her onboard and look forward to working with her.”

“I have watched the company develop and grow over the years with much admiration, and have worked with euNetworks as a customer most recently,” said Lynch-Habib. “euNetworks’ reputation in the industry and among its customer base, who comprise the largest consumers of bandwidth in both Europe and globally, is exceptional. I am thrilled to be joining the team, and excited for the opportunity ahead for us all.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

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