Alcatel-Lucent appoints former Vodafone top exec as its CEO
New Delhi: Telecom gear maker Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) on Friday announced appointment of former Vodafone CEO for Europe region, Michel Combes as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Combes will take charge from April 1 and also join the company's Board of Directors, subject to the approval of shareholders at the Alcatel-Lucent annual general meeting on May 7, 2013.
"Alcatel-Lucent's Board of Directors has today approved the appointment of Michel Combes as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2013," ALU said in a statement.
Before joining ALU, Combes has been Chief Executive Officer for Europe Region of Vodafone since October 2008 and a Board member of Vodafone PLC since June 2009.
Combes will replace ALU CEO Ben Verwaayen who resigned in February.
ALU also announced appointment of former Bell Canada Enterprises Chairman and CEO Jean C Monty as vice-Chairman of its company Board.