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Nigel Bayliff
Chief Executive Officer at Aqua Comms


Nigel joined Aqua Comms in October 2016, having previously provided consultancy services to global telecoms companies through SIN Medida Limited, a business he established in 2008 to capitalise on his experience of more than 25 years of senior technical, operational and executive roles in the global telecommunications industry. Nigel also served as Vice-Chairman of the joint United Nations agencies task force that looked at providing disaster relief and climate information from the global web of undersea cables. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Huawei Marine Networks (HMN). Leading HMN from start-up through many complex system sales, the delivery of the first new subsea technology in more than a decade, and the development of a second phase innovative titanium repeater, he drove the organisation to break-even in year four and established its position in the marketplace. From 2002 to 2008, Nigel was a member of the executive team of FLAG Telecom, where he served as an Officer and Deputy Chairman for several group companies and was responsible for construction and operation of the FLAG Global Network, encompassing approximately 65,000 km of submarine cable systems connecting 40 countries and providing carrier-grade connectivity services. Prior to this, he held senior roles at NTL (now Virgin Media) and Cable & Wireless/Mercury Communications (now Vodafone). Nigel is a Chartered Engineer and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Telecommunications Engineering from Essex University. He studied International Development at INSEAD, Paris, and Strategic Management at Ashridge, UK. In 2006, Nigel was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology.