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Alcatel Shanghai Bell appoints Valussi as GM

Wednesday 27 January 2010 | 10:32 CET | News
Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Romano Valussi as general manager of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, effective immediately. Valussi will also join Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell's board of directors. Valussi will also be the head of Alcatel-Lucent's China regional business unit and will report jointly to the Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell board of directors and Rajeev Singh-Molares, the incoming president of the Asia Pacific region for Alcatel-Lucent. Valussi's positions were previously held by Olivia Qiu who has recently taken over leadership of worldwide sales for vertical markets within Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise and vertical markets group. Valussi, who will be based in Shanghai, is currently the president of the optics division within the company's carrier product group. He is also the president of Alcatel-Lucent Italia and president of Alcatel-Lucent submarine networks. Valussi has an experience of more than 25 years of deep technical, product development, and R&D expertise with operational leadership and extensive customer experience in China and, more broadly, Asia Pacific. Prior to his roles as president of the optics division, Valussi was chief operating officer and product strategy director of the Alcatel terrestrial networks division. Prior to that, he was the senior vice-president of product strategy and development for the optical networks division and, earlier, the head of the division's R&D and global marketing. He was also director for Alcatel transmission groups with worldwide development responsibilities in SDH systems. Prior to joining Alcatel in 1990, he was in the R&D laboratories of the transmission division of Telettra, a telecommunications equipment vendor.

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Companies: Alcatel-Lucent
Countries: China
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