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.