Friday, 22 September 2017

Ciena appoints new head of partners, enterprise & public sector, EMEA

Ciena
Wednesday 04 February 15

With a continued focus on increasing presence and engagement amongst partners and key industry verticals in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) has announced the appointment of Franck Welter as its new Head of Partners, Enterprise and Public Sector…

With a continued focus on increasing presence and engagement amongst partners and key industry verticals in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) has announced the appointment of Franck Welter as its new Head of Partners, Enterprise and Public Sector, EMEA. Franck is responsible for strengthening Ciena’s network of solution provider and managed service provider (MSP) partners in the region to expand the company’s reach in the enterprise and public sector markets.

With more than 20 years of sales leadership and business development experience in the telecommunications industry, Franck brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable expertise to Ciena. As operators continue to transform their networks to meet the demands of high-bandwidth services, Franck will help educate partners about Ciena’s OPn network approach that is essential to emerging software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) technologies.

Executive quotes:

• “Ciena is continuing to work with and through our channel partners to help reinforce and open up mutually beneficial opportunities. Franck’s impressive background in data centre, cloud, networking, security and software applications lends itself to support these opportunities, especially as we move toward more agile, on-demand network infrastructures.”
- Benoit de la Tour, vice president and general manager, EMEA, at Ciena

• “Ciena’s channel partner strategy in EMEA plays an important role in the company’s global business development. I look forward to strengthening existing partner relationships and also establishing new engagements that will help Ciena continue to serve the most advanced enterprise and telecommunications networks across the region.”
- Franck Welter, head of partners, enterprise and public sector, EMEA at Ciena

Most recently, Franck served as director, partner sales, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) at Cisco, where he led a sizable, diverse team and oversaw a successful business transformation, which led to growth in the region.


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