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ALE continues expansion in APAC with new appointment

By Ashton Young
Mon 13 Mar 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) today announced the expansion of its senior leadership team in Asia Pacific.

The company says it’s a key region for their future interests, and reflecting that, they’ve appointed Pierre Samson as vice president of sales.

This is effective immediately, with Samson to be based from Singapore and to report to Matthieu Destot, executive vice president for global sales and marketing at ALE.

Samson has plenty of experience in the industry, with more than 12 years racked up including senior leadership positions as head of the unified communication & collaboration business unit for large accounts at Orange Business Services, and most recently as chief operating officer and chief sales officer at Lexsi, a cyber security specialist which was acquired by Orange in 2016.

After this acquisition, Samson was appointed deputy managing director of Orange Cyberdefense where his role was to lead an effort to transform several business areas.

“APAC is an important market for ALE and Pierre has the experience to help us strengthen and expand our business and presence in the region,” Destot says.

“With Pierre leading the charge in APAC, ALE will continue to provide customers with innovative solutions that empower them to tap into new opportunities presented by this dynamically growing region.”

Of course, it was only January this year when ALE announced a distie deal with ACA Pacific Technology to add to its local distributor line-up. At the time ALE reported that the deal would help partners reach from the smallest business to the largest enterprise.

With these big moves in the region ALE has made its opportunities clear – to expand their presence and authority in APAC.

“We’re delivering opportunities which help businesses connect to everything and improve productivity and agility for their employees,” Destot concludes.

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