Alcatel-Lucent appoints Michel Emelianoff as president, Enterprise

By Telecom Lead Team: Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Michel
Emelianoff as president, Enterprise.


will be succeeding Tom Burns, who after 12 years is leaving Alcatel-Lucent for
personal reasons.


is an outstanding executive. He has been with the company for 14 years and is
already well known and appreciated by our customers, partners, and employees. I
am thrilled to be able to promote someone from within our ranks to this
position,” said Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent.


have spent most of my career in telecommunications serving enterprises and have
seen first-hand how communications solutions are becoming more and more
strategic for them. A consumer-led revolution is changing how people
communicate and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is on the front lines with solutions
that enable companies to change the conversation,” Michel Emelianoff


Over the years,
Emelianoff has worked in engineering, business development, marketing, product
management, and sales, in France, Germany, and the U.S.


Emelianoff joined Alcatel Enterprise in 1998 as sales director, Northern
Europe.  In 2000, he became vice president, business development for North


During 2003
– 2007 he led the large enterprise voice business unit, driving the shift from
traditional voice to IP and expanding the business into emerging markets.


recently, Michel led the security solutions unit for enterprise
activities. Prior to joining Alcatel, Michel spent six years at Siemens,
where he held positions in sales, marketing, and business development in
Germany, France, and the U.S.


in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise business increased 8.9 percent compared to the
year-ago quarter, at EUR 319 million in the third quarter 2011.


witnessed a strong quarter, driven by Genesys and Data networking

remains strong in North America, with a year-over-year increase of 10 percent,
and in the Rest of World, especially in Central and Latin America with
sustained double digit growth rate. Asia Pacific as well as Europe witnessed a
double digit rate declines.


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