Alcatel-Lucent appoints Olivier Lauras as head of company’s business in Vietnam
Hanoi – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Olivier Lauras, effective from 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, Olivier 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, Olivier was Chief Executing Officer (CEO) for Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Ltd and Country Senior Officer (CSO) 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 and present in Vietnam for 20 years, hosting 250 employees and serving a customer base of major fixed and mobile operators in the country.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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