Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Vivek Mohan as President of its Services business, effective April 2, 2010. He will be a member of the company’s management committee and replaces Andy Williams who has left the company for another opportunity. Vivek will be based in India.
Vivek is currently Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in India. Vivek brings over 25 years of experience in managing businesses across a wide range of sectors and markets.
“I want to thank Andy for the excellent work he has done in growing our services business faster than the market, delivering a healthy operating profit, and positioning Alcatel-Lucent as the transformation partner for key customers throughout the world,” said Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. “Vivek is the perfect executive to accelerate this business’ growth – bringing hands on experience in overseeing a world class team that has performed managed services and network maintenance for some of India’s leading service providers.”
Alcatel-Lucent’s Services business is a large and fast growing part of Alcatel-Lucent and plays a critical role in supporting the business transformation strategies of its customers. Its professional and managed services address the full life cycle of service provider and strategic industries’ networks and operations from business consulting, systems design and expertise in integrating complex end-to-end telecommunications systems to network migration, transformation, deployment, and maintenance.
Prior to his current role as Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in India, Vivek headed the Services organization for Alcatel-Lucent’s South Asia region. Before India, Vivek worked in a variety of roles and locations in Alcatel-Lucent. He led the Asia Pacific Supply Chain operations for Lucent Technologies from Shanghai and supported global business restructuring for Lucent’s Optical Networks Group (ONG) from Murray Hill, USA.
Before Alcatel-Lucent, Vivek founded and managed 2 start ups located in the US and India. Vivek received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from California State University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.