Mumbai, September 1st, 2009 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Subhash Bana as Vice President R&D reporting to Vivek Mohan, managing director Alcatel-Lucent India.
In his new role, Subhash will be responsible for driving excellence in engineering performance across the carrier and applications software activities, including best-in-class R&D service delivery, quality and innovation enhancing support to the Indian customers. He will also liaise with the business divisions to develop and execute products & solutions for emerging markets.
“I’m confident that under Subhash’s drive, R&D will play a key role in consolidating Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership position in India. His research experience and knowledge of the industry will be a significant asset to the company” said Vivek Mohan, managing director of Alcatel-Lucent India.
Subhash comes with over 24 years of experience in the defense, telecom, media & entertainment markets. Prior to his appointment, he was vice president of Thomson’s operations in India & Sri Lanka.
Before joining Thomson in 2007, Subhash had worked with Alcatel-Lucent in various capacities for 14 years. His last assignment with Alcatel-Lucent was as managing director of Alcatel Development India, where he spearheaded the growth of India R&D from a small competence center to a large world-class software R&D organization.
Subhash holds a graduate degree from National Institute of Technology, Warangal and is a Post Graduate in Management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.
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