AT&T Inc. has announced the appointment of Fred Girouard as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Mr Girouard, who transferred from New Jersey, USA, assumed his new position on 1st October this year and has relocated to Sydney, Australia.
In his new role, Mr Girouard will be responsible for continuing AT&T's business growth in Australia and New Zealand, while managing the needs of existing multinational customers in these markets. Mr. Girouard will manage AT&T's sales organisation and also support business functions such as service delivery, after-sales support, marketing, finance and human resources.
Mr. Girouard has more than 20-years' experience within AT&T, most recently as the executive director for the business development team in Global Sales Enablement. In this role, Mr Girouard led an organization that was responsible for developing custom contract solutions for AT&T's large enterprise clients and for negotiating those agreements to a successful conclusion. Prior to this, Mr. Girouard served as a sales manager in AT&T's National Accounts Group.
"Fred has a solid track record in the telecoms industry and has delivered outstanding results for our clients," says V.S. Gopi Gopinath, vice president of AT&T Asia Pacific. "Asia Pacific is AT&T's fastest-growing region worldwide and I believe the wealth of experience he brings to this position will continue to drive our success."
Among his qualifications, Mr Girouard holds an MBA in Financial Economics from Pace University and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Economics from Marquette University. He has been actively involved in community outreach programmes and for five years taught New York City's inner city children basic business concepts and the value of education. He has also taught youth sports, which include basketball, baseball and soccer. Mr Girouard is married and has four children.