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Alcatel-Lucent appoints Andrew Miller to run New Zealand Business

Posted on 27-Aug-2011 13:53 | Filed under: News

Alcatel-Lucent has chosen Andrew Miller to lead its business in New Zealand. He takes over from Jyoti Mahurkar-Thombre who was promoted to President of Delivery for the Asia-Pacific region.

Miller comes to New Zealand with a strong telecommunications pedigree. It includes nine years with Orange-France Telecom where he was a key member of their operations team. He was responsible for delivering large operational optimisation programmes, including outsourcing network operations across different countries. More recently, Miller was Alcatel-Lucent�s Strategic Deals Director.

�Andrew understands the challenges facing operators because he�s walked in their shoes. He knows how to manage complex transformation programmes and deliver results,� said Rajeev Singh-Molares, President Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific.

�Andrew has been in New Zealand for the past five months working with the team on a series of initiatives. He is well placed to maintain the momentum.�

Miller said he was looking forward to the role. �With New Zealand making an aggressive digital economy push, it�s showing a belief in telecoms� potential to deliver growth.�