By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the appointment of Mr. Richard Edet as the Country Senior Officer and Managing Director for Nigeria.
In his new role which takes effect immediately, Mr. Edet will assume overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations, as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in Nigeria.
Mr. Edet who will base in Lagos-Nigeria will report to Mr. Amr K. El-Leithy, the President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Commenting on Mr. Edet’s appointment, Mr. El-Leithy said: “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.”
He said Mr. 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.
Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist. It’s dedicated to making global communications more innovative, sustainable and accessible for people, businesses and governments worldwide.
Its mission is to invent and deliver trusted networks to help it customers unleash it value. The company said every success has its network.