Alcatel-Lucent announces new members of Management Board in Germany
Stuttgart, Germany – The following changes were finalized during yesterday’s meeting of the Supervisory Board of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG and Alcatel-Lucent Holding GmbH:
Wolfgang Weik (63) will be leaving the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG and the management of Alcatel-Lucent Holding GmbH at his own request, effective December 31, 2008. He will be vacating the chairs of both boards and the office of Board Member for Finance. Alf Henryk Wulf (46), currently Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Board Member for Sales & Marketing of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG, will become the new Chairman of the Management Board effective January 1, 2009. Peter Kury, who will be moving from Thales Deutschland to Alcatel-Lucent during Q1 2009, will be the new Board Member for Human Resources. He will be filling the position currently held by Jürgen Pösinger, who will be leaving the company on December 31, 2008 as previously announced.
The new Chairman of the Management Board Alf Henryk Wulf, will fill the position of Labor Relations Director (“Arbeitsdirektor”) in the interim. Dr. Rainer Fechner (52) will remain Board Member for Technology & Innovation. In this function, Fechner coordinates research and development activities to strengthen the innovative power of Alcatel-Lucent in Germany. The position of Head of Finance, which will become vacant with Wolfgang Weik’s departure, will be announced in the near future.
Michael Oppenhoff, Chairman of both Supervisory Boards said: “Wolfgang Weik has made a great contribution during his 38 years with the company. As Board Member for Finance, he managed the financial affairs of Alcatel, and Alcatel-Lucent in Germany from December 2006 with care and foresight. As Chairman, he played a decisive role during the merger of Alcatel and Lucent in Germany, creating an organizational structure fit for a challenging market environment. We would like to express our deep-felt gratitude for that. My special thanks also go to the departing Board Member for Human Resources Jürgen Pösinger, who - in his role as Labor Relations Director - always found a good balance between labor and management interests, especially in times of organizational and workforce restructuring measures. As a Board Member, he played an important role in ensuring the success of our business by modernizing and internationalizing Human Resources functions and harmonizing them with global requirements.”
Concerning the designated new Chairman, Oppenhoff stated: “I am confident that Alf Henryk Wulf will continue to strengthen Alcatel-Lucent’s position in the German telecommunications market. Alf Henryk Wulf’s primary focus will be expanding existing markets and developing new business fields. His numerous successes over the years, his industry experience and outstanding customer relationships will undoubtedly prove useful. I wish Alf Henryk Wulf and Peter Kury all the best. They can count on my full support in their new positions.”
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that 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 17.8 billion in 2007 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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