David West joined DANTE in 2001 and has lead and managed regional research and education networking projects outside Europe.  He has run the EUMEDCONNECT project providing regional networking for North Africa and Middle East since its outset in 2004.  He has also developed regional networks across South and South East Asia (TEIN2 and TEIN3, 2004 – 2012), and Central Asia (CAREN since 2009). He also contributes to DANTE’s core-business of building and operating the pan-European Network, GEANT and its global relationships.  

Previously David was a senior manager at British Telecom for 15 years in a number of international roles to develop and manage new international network services and business development projects for BT’s global division and its overseas partners.  He is educated to postgraduate level.