Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 28, 2000

Christopher Vizas – Eglobe Inc (eglo)

CHRISTOPHER VIZAS is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eGlobe, Inc. Mr. Vizas was elected Chairman and CEO of this NASDAQ-traded company in December 1997, with a mandate from shareholders to revitalize the company and turn it around. Mr. Vizas has extensive experience in the structuring, development, and early-stage financing of telecommunications and information technology businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. From 1993 to 1997, in a succession of merchant banking and investment positions, he managed the structuring and played a lead role in negotiating the strategic relationships of a number of multinational businesses. The projects involved the establishment of strategic arrangements and operating presences in Canada, the United States, Hungary, Russia, India, China, Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. During this period, Mr. Vizas was a Managing Director of Kouri Capital Group and the Chief Executive Officer of its telecommunications and technology affiliate, and then the Chief Executive Officer of Quo Vadis International, successor to the Kouri Telecommunications and Technology practice. Before joining Kouri, Mr. Vizas shared in the founding and development of a series of technology companies. Among other ventures, he was the co-Founder of Orion Network Systems, the first private multinational satellite company and served as a Director and Vice Chairman from the founding through the completion of its development financing in late 1992. He also helped found Trinity Cellular and served as its Managing Partner until its acquisition in 1987. Prior to pursuing his business interests, Mr. Vizas held various positions in the United States Government, serving in the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy as Special Counsel to the US Privacy Commission and on the staff of the US House of Representatives. He has represented the United States in international proceedings and has advised other governments with regard to ITU and trade issues. Mr. Vizas is a graduate of Yale University. Profile
TWST: Please start with an overview and profile of the company.

Mr. Vizas: eGlobe has transformed itself over the last two and a half

years from a company with a single service in the