EulaLink, the developer and holding company of EllaLink, announced today that Philippe Dumont will be appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected to its board of directors.

The EllaLink system, providing telecom connectivity between Spain, Portugal and Brazil, will be ready for service in 2020 and will enable low latency, data privacy and high capacity transmission for a broad range of customers between the major financial and population centers of Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Philippe Dumont was the former President and CEO of Alcatel Submarine Systems, a leading provider of Submarine Cable systems.

“We are very pleased to have Philippe join us,” said Alfonso Gajate, EulaLink’s Chairman. “Philippe brings with him his tremendous experience and network of the subsea cable industry, which will surely benefit this project.”

Philippe Dumont added, “I look forward to assisting EulaLink in its ambitious plans to improve connectivity between Europe and Latin America as well as joining a great team of professionals with such impressive track record in developing cables. With infrastructure investor Marguerite II joining the project as new sponsor and the announcement of new contracts during ITW, we have now a very solid and defined environment to finalize the development of the project and start EllaLink’s construction this year.”