Connecting Africa

Connecting Africa

to Europe, the Middles East, Asia Pacific, and the Americas


Results Orientated Partnership Model 
Growth - It Matters

Growth - It Matters

Africa MSI Can Help You Find It and Unlock It

John Melick III - Partner

John has over 25 years of international telecommunications experience in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa regions. Prior to co-founding Africa MSI, John pioneered next generation communications services growth worldwide via transoceanic fiber optic cable, satellite communications systems, and data center operations. John was also of the co-founding management team of a global voice and data service provider that grew from a start up to a publicly traded (USA: NYSE) Fortune 1000 company with USD $1+ Billion in annualized revenue, and operations in 14 countries.  Previously, John was an executive at MCI where he was directly responsible for launching the first-ever international digital satellite services for multinational corporations in over ten (10) different countries in Latin America.  John also has pioneered next generation global VoIP technologies, products and services, and has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s CEO of the Year award for VoIP services.  John holds a B.A. degree from University of Maryland and an M.S. degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Areas of Expertise 
  • Government relations and regulatory affairs
  • Data center build-out and management
  • International transmission facilities and network operations
  • Product development and management
  • International sales and marketing
  • New business development in emerging markets
  • Strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Financial management and planning
  • Media relations and communications

Frost & Sullivan Recognises Companies in Africa for Precedent-Setting, Best-In-Class Practices
Africa’s top industry performers were acclaimed at Frost & Sullivan’s influential Awards Banquet held in in Cape Town last week, 14 August 2014. Thriving in the current business environment indicates an approach that is visionary, incorporating innovation and game-changing strategies.
Frost & Sullivan Applauds DDC’s Rapid Growth to become a Leading Data Center Provider in East Africa
Based on its recent analysis of the data centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) with the 2014 East Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. The DDC is the first and only data centre facility in East Africa...
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