New MD to drive Claranet UK’s IT services portfolio

Claranet, the experts that develop, support and manage communication and information technology for business, have today announced the appointment of Michel Robert as Managing Director of Claranet UK.

Michel Robert is an expert in business development and marketing with particular expertise in the IT solutions sector. Mr. Robert was formerly European Solutions Director at Dimension Data. He has been appointed to implement the Claranet Group strategy in the UK and specifically to drive the growth of Claranet UK's business IT services and solutions offering.

As Managing Director of Claranet UK, Michel Robert will be part of the team that consolidates Claranet's position as a multi-national IT services provider.

Michel's international experience fits with Claranet's multi-national footprint. Moreover his solutions and business development experience is the perfect complement to Claranet's growing business services portfolio in the UK. His marketing expertise will also influence the unification of Claranet Group's various brands into an internationally recognisable identity.

Claranet Founder and CEO Charles Nasser

Michel Robert commented:

With new faces in senior roles at both national and Group levels, Claranet is entering an exciting phase of its development.

It's my job to further establish Claranet's business IT solution offerings in the UK business sector. Through its expertise and experience, Claranet has established itself as a trusted technical partner for its customers. For the past ten years, it has consistently delivered value to customers by implementing cost-efficient and secure IP solutions. I am really looking forward to building on this into the future.

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About Claranet

Claranet was established in 1996 as a dial-up Internet access provider in the UK. The company's sustained profitability has resulted in continuous reinvestment, transforming Claranet into a multi-national managed service provider.

Today Claranet provides flexible and tailored network infrastructure that performs to the requirements of its 300,000 customers across six European countries and the US. Claranet customers have confidence in their connectivity. They are served by experienced, innovative and dependable technicians.

Claranet commits to the highest standard of service level agreement.

About Michel Robert, Managing Director, Claranet UK

Michel is an expert in business development and marketing with particular expertise in the IT solutions sector.

He has worked in senior roles across Europe and the US and has more than seven years experience in the IT industry.

Before joining Claranet UK, Michel was the European Solution Director at Dimension Data, a global IT services and solution provider. Michel was responsible for the business development and marketing of Dimension Data's technology solutions portfolio across Europe, and had particular success in growing the company's presence in the UK.

Michel has also worked in senior consulting and marketing positions for Forward in London (now part of WPP Group), a contract publishing company specialising in direct customer communications, and The Rouse Company, a North American property development company.

Michel joined Claranet UK as Managing Director in July 2007, where he uses his experience to drive the development of Claranet's business IT services and solutions offering in the UK.