Paris, October 5, 2009 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Claudia Schwers, effective October 15, 2009, as Country Senior Officer for Switzerland. In her new role Claudia Schwers will assume overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in Switzerland.
Claudia will report to Luis Martinez-Amago, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the CIS, Central and Southern Europe.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Claudia in her new position in Alcatel-Lucent. Her in-depth knowledge of the industry as well as an extensive experience in sales and operation will reinforce the company’s business and presence in the country to help to meet the needs and requirements of our customers with best-in-class solutions and services,” said Luis Martinez-Amago, President of CIS, Central and Southern Europe.
Claudia comes with over 20 years of experience in telecom in sales and operations. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent Claudia was head of Business Technology Centre at Swisslife. Prior to this position, she served as Head of Division Service Excellence at Swisscom AG. She also served as Head of Division Service Business at Swisscom Solutions AG from 2005 to 2007. Claudia has started her professional carrier in 1988 as independent consultant and further held various key managerial positions in different companies in telecom segment in Germany and Switzerland.
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: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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