Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Romano Valussi Appointed GM of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell

Romano Valussi has been appointed general manager of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, effective immediately. Romano will also join Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell's board of directors. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell is Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China.

In addition to this new role, Romano will also be the head of Alcatel-Lucent's China regional business unit and will report jointly to the Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell board of directors and Rajeev Singh-Molares, the incoming president of the Asia Pacific region for Alcatel-Lucent. Romano's positions were previously held by Olivia Qiu who has recently taken over leadership of worldwide sales for vertical markets within Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise and Vertical Markets group.

Prior to his roles as president of the Optics division, Romano was chief operating officer and Product strategy director of the Alcatel Terrestrial networks division. Prior to that Romano was the senior vice-president of Product strategy and Development for the optical networks division and, earlier, the head of the division's R&D and Global marketing.