Appointment

Astellia appoints Benamar as CEO

Network analytics vendor Astellia has announced the appointment of former Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson exec Abdelkrim Benamar as its new CEO.

Huawei appoints new Western Europe boss

Chinese telco giant Huawei has given one of its most senior sales execs overall responsibility over the Western Europe region. Before being made Western Europe President, Vincent Pang had previously been President of global sales and before that VP of Western Europe. Pang’s predecessor, Kevin Tao, is moving back to Huawei’s global HQ in China.

Vodafone Wallet to offer contactless card payments

Vodafone Wallet users will soon be able to make contactless card payments with their smartphones, the operator has announced. The telco has entered into partnerships with financial services firm Visa and transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide to offer the NFC SIM-based solution through the Vodafone Wallet app.

Sharon White’s appointment as Ofcom chief confirmed

Following reports last week, UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed the appointment of Sharon White as its new Chief Executive. Joining from the HM Treasury, where she is Second Permanent Secretary, White will officially take the reins in March next year.

Citrix appoints former CA Technologies exec to lead Northern Europe

Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has announced the appointment of former CA Technologies executive Jacqueline de Rojas as area vice president, Northern Europe. In her role she will help drive awareness of the company’s virtual and mobile offerings across the region.

Verizon appoints Francis Yip to Lead Asia-Pacific business

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the cloud computing and enterprise IT-focused division of American operator Verizon has appointed Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific, where he will lead all of the business’ strategic initiatives.

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