Alcatel announces appointments Executive Committee
Paris, France – Alcatell (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) 2006-04-11 announced appointments to the company’s Executive Committee as indicated below.
Etienne Fouques, EVP, is appointed President of Europe and South. He was previously President of Alcatel’s mobile communications activities. He started his career at ITT France, and then Thomson. He joined the Group in 1990 as Director of customer services at Alcatel CIT, before managing mobile radio activities. Between 1998 and 2003, he held various management positions in fixed networking activities.
Marc Rouanne, is appointed EVP and President of the mobile communications activities. He was previously the COO of these activities. He joined Alcatel in 1998 as VP, Operations for mobile networks. Before joining Alcatel, he was at Matra Communications and Nortel Matra Cellular.
Hubert de Pesquidoux is appointed EVP and President of Alcatel activities in North America. Hubert joined Alcatel in 1991 as Corporate Treasurer. In 1998, he was appointed CFO for Alcatel in the USA. Subsequently, he was appointed COO for Alcatel North America and CEO of Alcatel Canada.
Michel Rahier is appointed EVP and President of the fixed communications activities. Before this he was COO for this segment. He joined Alcatel in 1980 in the Alcatel Bell Research Center in Belgium after which he held several worldwide technical management positions for enterprise and fixed networks. From 1997 to 2001, he managed the mobile networking business of the Group.
Olivier Picard, who is President of Alcatel’s activities in France, Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, also joins the Executive Committee. He was appointed VP for South East Asia in 1999 and EVP for France in 2001. He joined Alcatel in 1997 as Director in charge of space international relations. Before joining Alcatel, he held several positions at the French Ministry of Defense and at Thomson CSF.
In conjunction with these appointments, Jacques Dunogué, Executive Vice President EVP, President of Europe and South, and member of the Executive Committee is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or to their employees. Alcatel leverages its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services to bring value to its customers in the framework of a broadband world. With sales of Euro 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.