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Alcatel-Lucent Announces New Head of New Zealand Business


Auckland - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Jyoti Mahurkar-Thombre as head of its New Zealand operations, effective immediately. Jyoti, who will be based in New Zealand, will report to Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent in the Asia Pacific region.

Jyoti’s position was previously held by Steve Lowe, who has decided to leave the company. In the coming weeks, Steve and Jyoti will closely collaborate to smoothly transition the leadership role.

“Jyoti has more than 20 years telecommunications industry experience, and has driven next generation network rollouts for many of the largest and most progressive operators in the Asia Pacific region and around the world,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares. “She understands our customer’s priorities and we are looking forward to her personal contribution to better serve our customers in New Zealand.”

Jyoti was formerly the general manager of Alcatel-Lucent’s Next Generation Networks product unit. Prior to this role, Jyoti was vice president of Bell Labs, where she managed projects from initial concept to product release. Jyoti joined the company in 1988 where she held a variety of product management and research and development positions.

Jyoti received a Master of Science degree in engineering management, with a certificate in telecommunications, from Northwestern University in 2000.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, 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 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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