Colt CEO Keri Gilder discusses business leadership on net zero

Colt CEO Keri Gilder discusses business leadership on net zero

 May 23, 2023

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Colt knows that sustainability matters at all levels of the organization, and that sustainability is a core ingredient of the company's DNA and future business strategy.

Colt Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keri Gilder joined an insightful panel discussion at the Media and Telecoms 2023 & Beyond Conference in London UK.

In an informative panel discussion entitled Business leadership on Net Zero, the Colt CEO discussed how business leaders can actively help forge to a net zero future.

The panel discussed best practice for technology, media and telecoms companies that are at the forefront of delivering net zero much earlier, as well as how the climate crisis is being positioned in the media.

"Change also has to happen at the level of the individual. We’ve put carbon targets on every single one of our employees. That has initiated a change in our company culture and how we think about sustainability,” said Colt's CEO.

Colt CEO Media and Telecoms 2023 & Beyond Conference

A key industry event

The conference, hosted by Deloitte and Enders Analysis, saw some of the biggest names within the Media and Telecoms industries gather together for insightful discussion. Entering its 11th year, the conference is a must-attend event for senior executives in media and telecommunications industries.

Media and Telecoms 2023 & Beyond Conference

An inspiring leader

Keri was appointed to the role of Colt CEO in May 2020, and is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy that centers around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity.

Before becoming Colt CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as working closely with the wider organisation to ensure Colt delivered for its customers.

Before joining Colt, Keri held several leadership roles at Ciena, including its Vice President and General Manager EMEA, responsible for guiding Ciena’s EMEA service provider and enterprise customers, as well as partners. Prior to Ciena, Keri worked in multiple roles for Lucent Technologies, and has also worked for Hughes Aircraft as a Network Engineer.

Keri is passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. In addition, Keri brings this passion to the wider industry as the Chair of the TM Forum’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and President of the Global Telecom Women's Network.

Keri has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS) from New Mexico State University. Keri lives in London with her husband and two children and is based at Colt’s head office in London, UK.

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