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Alcatel-Lucent names Andy Williams as President of its Services Business


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Andy Williams will become President of the company’s Services Business. He will be a member of the management committee. He replaces John Meyer who is leaving the company to become the CEO and President of Acxiom Corporation.

Andy Williams currently heads the Network Operations business globally for Alcatel-Lucent’s Services group.

“Andy Williams is a very experienced business leader with extensive knowledge of the communications industry,” said Pat Russo, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. “Throughout his career Andy Williams has had a broad set of experiences including senior positions running a large Services business, identifying and assessing business opportunities, creating solutions and developing and transforming businesses.”

Previously, Andy Williams headed the former Lucent Technologies European business, responsible for all of the company’s activities in the region. He joined the company in 2005 from IBM, where he worked for 25 years and held a number of senior leadership positions. Prior to joining the former Lucent company, he served as general manager of the Public Sector Services business in EMEA, part of IBM Global Services. His was responsible for the overall region IT services business in Public Sector, including profit and loss, consulting, systems integration and strategic outsourcing.

Andy Williams holds degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University in the UK.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
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