Alcatel-Lucent appoints Olivier Lauras as head of company’s business in Vietnam

AUGUST 20, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced the appointment of Olivier Lauras, effective from August 1, 2009, as head of the company’s business in Vietnam.

AUGUST 20, 2009 -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has appointed Olivier Lauras, effective August 1, 2009, as head of the company’s business in Vietnam, reporting to Nicolas Van Den Abeele, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in South and South East Asia.

In his new role, Lauras assumes overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in Vietnam.

“I am very pleased to have Olivier on board in Vietnam to support the ever-increasing potential in this market” said Sean Dolan, president of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific. “Olivier’s international experience in sales and operations will reinforce the company’s business and presence in the country, and extend the growth path that Alcatel-Lucent has developed in this market.”

Prior to his appointment in Vietnam, Lauras was CEO for Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Ltd. and Country Senior Officer for Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has been working at Alcatel-Lucent since 1996, holding various management positions in Europe, America and Asia.

Alcatel-Lucent has been active in Vietnam for 20 years, hosting 250 employees and serving a customer base of major fixed and mobile operators in the country.

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