Ekinops names Vincent Munière CTO

Sept. 15, 2020
Munière comes to Ekinops from French communications services provider SFR, part of the Altice Group.

Optical transport systems vendor Ekinops (Euronext Paris: FR0011466069) (Euronext Paris: EKI) says it has hired Vincent Munière as its new chief technology officer and vice president of research and development. Munière comes to Ekinops from French communications services provider SFR, part of the Altice Group.

Ekinops says Munière was hired because of his more than 20 years of experience in both the service provider and vendor worlds, his demonstrated customer focus, and his understanding of the transport, switching, and routing layers and challenges attendant to them. His most recent role at SFR was senior vice president, network and OSS engineering, in which he managed a team of about 900 people. Prior to his tenure at SFR, Munière worked for eight years at Alcatel/Alcatel-Lucent in France, both in R&D and pre-sales organizations. He also spent three years at ICO Global Communications in the UK.

"We are very fortunate to have attracted such a talented executive, and Vincent's experience will be invaluable to Ekinops,” commented Didier Brédy, CEO of the company. “He knows how to deliver major technical innovations, define a strong technology vision, and lead large teams through transformation programs to deliver on that vision. He comes in at a perfect time as we are migrating toward virtualization, 5G, and edge computing which are areas he masters. His joining is a significant step toward continued growth and achievement of our strategic objectives."

"I'm thrilled to be joining a world-class team of engineers who are dedicated to help service providers and businesses face today's challenge of enabling next-generation telecommunications services," added Munière.

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