Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Appoints New Leadership Team

Alcatel-Lucent announced a new leadership team to coincide with its new business model, which is comprised of three Regions, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and APAC.


  • Robert Vrij, President Americas.

  • Adolfo Hernandez, President Europe, Middle East and Africa (to join on December 1st).

  • Etienne Fouques, President APAC.


Three newly created organizations will be headed by:

  • Kenneth Frank, President Solutions and Marketing.

  • Janet Davidson, President Quality and Customer Care.

  • Michel Rahier, President Operations.


In order to reflect the company's focus on open innovation led by Bell Labs, state-of-the-art product and software innovation as well as its continued momentum in Services and Enterprise markets, four Groups are formed. The groups will be headed by:

  • Philippe Keryer, President Carrier Product Group.

  • Andy Williams, President Services Group.

  • Paul Segre, President Applications Software Group. Paul will additionally continue to be President and CEO of Genesys.

  • Tom Burns, President Enterprise Product Group.


All the above-mentioned leaders will be part of the company's management committee together with Claire Pedini, Human Resources, Hubert de Pesquidoux, Chief Financial Officer and Jeong Kim, President Bell Labs.


The new leaders will take office effective January 1st, 2009.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
  • In September 2008, Alcatel-Lucent's Board of Directors appointed Philippe Camus as the company's non-executive Chairman as of October 1st, 2008. Ben Verwaayen is appointed as the company's chief executive officer. Ben will also join the company's Board of Directors. Philippe Camus has previously served as the Co-CEO at European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) and managed a large, global business in the high-tech industry. He is Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère, an international media group, and a partner of Evercore Partners, a New York based investment and advisory firm.


  • Ben Verwaayen served as CEO of BT from February 2002 to June 1, 2008. He was formerly vice-chairman of the management board of Lucent Technologies in the US, which he joined in September 1997. Prior to that, he worked with KPN in the Netherlands for nine years as president and managing director of its telecom subsidiary, PTT telecom. Before that, Ben worked for ITT, a predecessor of Alcatel. Ben Verwaayen's office will be in the company's headquarters in Paris.

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