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Alcatel-Lucent appoints Nicolas Bouverot as head of the company’s business in the Middle East region


Dubai — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Nicolas Bouverot as vice president and head of the company’s business in the Middle East region, effective October 1st, 2009. In this role Nicolas will assume overall responsibility for managing day-today operations as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in the Middle East, reporting to the President of Alcatel-Lucent in Middle East and Africa. Nicolas succeeds Mazen Hamadallah who has decided to leave the company.

Nicolas Bouverot has an extensive experience in the telecoms industry which he will bring in support of Alcatel-Lucent customers and partners in the Middle East region.

Nicolas has held various key managerial positions with Alcatel-Lucent in the Middle East, Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Prior to this appointment, Nicolas was Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Account Director for Etisalat, one of the largest telecommunications services’ providers in the world. In this role he was responsible for managing Alcatel-Lucent’s business development, commercial activities and operations with Etisalat. Previously he held several senior positions in management, sales and business development in Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Nicolas joined Alcatel-Lucent in 1991.

“Nicolas is a seasoned executive with deep industry experience, strong customer relationship and a proven track record of helping Alcatel-Lucent expand its footprint in the Middle East,” said Vincenzo Nesci, President of Alcatel-Lucent in the Middle East and Africa. “I am confident that his dynamism will sustain Alcatel-Lucent’s expansion in the region.”

Nicolas holds Executive International Business Master from INSEAD and Lyon Business School in France, and he obtained his engineering diploma in Telecommunications and Networks from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France.

About Alcatel-Lucent
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:


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