News : ALE Announces New CEO, Jack Chen
Paris, France, April 20, 2016 -- ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, announced Jack Chen is appointed as the company CEO by the ALE Holdings Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Chen is replacing acting CEO, Jeff Ma, who will continue as a board member of ALE Holdings.
Jack comes to ALE with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining ALE, he was the head of the APAC and China Wireless business in Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to this, he was an executive vice president in Alcatel Shanghai Bell (ASB), the flagship company of Alcatel-Lucent in China, where he played a critical role in implementing the shift plan. Before Alcatel-Lucent, he held various important positions, such as the global COO of the Alcatel Mobile Radio Business in France and the president of Shanghai Bell Alcatel Mobile Co. Ltd. Jack Chen has a very strong business acumen and understanding of the telecommunications industry. He has a proven track record of building and transforming businesses in his past career.
Jack Chen will drive the ALE strategy and continue the transformation of ALE by expanding market reach, improving positioning in vertical sectors, accelerating cloud-based business models and growing annuity-based services.
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Jeff Ma, Board of Directors, ALE Holdings: "Over the past 6 months, we have put in place a business strategy to go after new market opportunities and a new management team to lead the transformation of ALE. The new CEO will build on the work that the organization has done and drive growth for ALE."
Jack Chen, CEO, ALE: "I look forward to building on the excellent foundation that Jeff, the management team and all of the employees have put in place. I see significant opportunities for ALE based on our strong product portfolios and innovative business models that better serve our customers."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
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