Alcatel-Lucent announces a new leadership team

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 -- Alcatel-Lucent today announced a new leadership team effective January 1st, 2009. According to the company, the new team comprises a blend of leaders coming from outside the company, new talents from inside the company, and existing senior leaders.

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search for Alcatel-Lucent) today announced a new leadership team effective January 1st, 2009. According to the company, the new team comprises a blend of leaders coming from outside the company, new talents from inside the company, and existing senior leaders, all of whom will support a new business model focused on customers and technology excellence.

The new business model comprises three regions--Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and APAC--that will be headed by:
• Robert Vrij, president of Americas;
• Adolfo Hernandez, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (to join on December 1st); and
• Etienne Fouques, president of APAC.

Three newly created organizations will be headed by:
• Kenneth Frank, president of solutions and marketing;
• Janet Davidson, president of quality and customer care; and
• Michel Rahier, president of 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 of the Carrier Product Group;
• Andy Williams, president of the Services Group;
• Paul Segre, president of the Applications Software Group (to continue on as president and CEO of Genesys as well); and
• Tom Burns, president of the 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, CFO; and Jeong Kim, president of Bell Labs.


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