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French firm confirms Nigeria executive appointment

17 March 2015, 12:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Alacatel-Lucent, the French global telecommunications equipment company, has appointed prominent industry executive, Richard Edet, to lead its operations in Nigeria.

The appointment is with immediate effect.

As Country Senior Officer and Managing Director for Nigeria, Edet has assumed overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in the country.

Based in Lagos, Edet will report to Amr El-Leithy, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

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El-Leithy welcomed Edet to his new position.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Richard in his new position in Alcatel-Lucent. His in-depth knowledge of the industry as well as an extensive experience in sales and operations will reinforce the company’s business and presence in Nigeria to help to meet the needs and requirements of our customers with best-in-class solutions and services.”

Edet brings to Alcatel-Lucent extensive experience within the IT sector, having previously held key management positions in various IT companies including SAP Africa, Cisco and Microsoft.

- CAJ News


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