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John Paitaridis - Managing Director, Optus Business

John PaitaridisAs the Managing Director of Optus Business, John Paitaridis leads Optus’ enterprise, corporate and government business. He is accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery.

Optus Business brings together the capabilities of Optus, Alphawest and Uecomm to deliver whole-of-business ICT solutions to the enterprise market.

Optus Business is also part of the SingTel Group Enterprise division, which provides innovative ICT solutions to the Group’s enterprise customers across multiple geographies.

John joined Optus Business in January 2012, bringing 20 years’ industry experience with a deep understanding of the telecommunications and ICT needs of enterprise and government customers. Previously, he was an Executive Director at Telstra responsible for Network Products and Services in the enterprise and government space.

A seasoned senior executive, John has a strong track record of driving growth in sales, revenue and profitability as well as building high performance teams and culture.

John also has extensive experience working in international markets across Europe, Asia and Australia. He spent five years in Asia as Telstra’s Regional Director where he was responsible for regional growth strategy and retail operations across Asia. John was also Telstra’s head of Sales and Marketing in Europe for three years based in the United Kingdom.

John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In November 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National Board of Directors.