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AlcaLu Swaps Out Its APAC Chief

AlcaLu has unexpectedly replaced the president of its Asia/Pacific operations, Sean Dolan, who will relinquish the post Feb. 1, after only 14 months on the job. (See Fresh Blood at AlcaLu.)

He's being replaced by Rajeev Singh-Molares, the vendor's current chief strategy officer and one of the leading forces behind AlcaLu's greater focus on applications. Singh-Molares joined AlcaLu at the beginning of 2009. (See AlcaLu Shows Off Its Apps Abs and AlcaLu Turns Apps Broker.)

The vendor isn't providing any further comment on the move, and it's unclear whether Dolan might transfer to another role in the company. Light Reading understands that Dolan has neither quit nor been fired, though, like others before him, he may be an executive without portfolio at the company come February, a state of limbo that usually precedes a departure. (See AlcaLu's Floaters.)

AlcaLu's latest financials show nothing to suggest that Dolan is being replaced because of operational underperformance. In the third quarter of this year, the company's Asia/Pacific operations accounted for 20 percent of the vendor's revenues, or about €737 million (US$1.05 billion). In local currencies, the region's revenues were down by 1 percent compared with a year earlier, a far better performance than Europe (down 13 percent) and the "Rest of the World" (Middle East, Africa, and Latin America), which was down 32 percent in local currencies. (See AlcaLu Reports Q3.)

The vendor has announced some significant deals in Asia/Pacific during Dolan's tenure, including some massive frame agreements in China. (See Asia/Pacific Warms to MPLS-TP, Singapore Slings for AlcaLu, Huawei, China Telecom Picks AlcaLu's IP Backbone, AlcaLu Lands GPON, 3G Deals in China, NTT DoCoMo Picks AlcaLu , and AlcaLu's $1.7B China Boost.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

Riders in the storm 12/5/2012 | 3:50:47 PM
re: AlcaLu Swaps Out Its APAC Chief Better title would be: "Yet another one leaving the sinking ship!!!"
digits 12/5/2012 | 3:50:40 PM
re: AlcaLu Swaps Out Its APAC Chief I know the waters have been very choppy, but I'm not sure AlcaLu is ready to join the Titanic Club -- is it?
bollocks187 12/5/2012 | 3:50:34 PM
re: AlcaLu Swaps Out Its APAC Chief

is a natural negative conclusion. Deals in this part of the world are challenging and subject to corporate embarrassment. i.e., striking  a deal which will result in financial loses or internal complaints

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