PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has today approved the appointment of Michel Combes as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2013. Michel Combes will 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.
Michel Combes, 51 has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry on a worldwide basis. He was Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Europe and a Board member of Vodafone PLC. During his career, he has held the positions of Chairman and CEO of TDF as well as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of France Telecom.
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