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Avaya gets new networking head

Maan Al-Shakarchi to lead team in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific

Avaya gets new networking head
Al-Shakarchi started his career at Avaya in 2005 as part of the Nortel team.

Business communications software, systems and services vendor, Avaya, has appointed Maan Al-Shakarchi as the head of Networking in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

In the new role, Al-Shakarchi will be responsible for driving sales of Avaya's next-generation networking solutions across the region with a focus on SDN Fx networking technology.

According to Avaya, Al-Shakarchi will be heavily involved in building momentum for one of the company's most strategic and exciting areas for growth. He will report directly to Nidal Abou-Ltaif, president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Abou-Ltaif, added: "Since joining Avaya, Maan has played a vital role in transforming the company into the software and business collaboration powerhouse it is today. With his impressive track record in driving adoption of our leading SDN Fx networking technology, Maan is also one of the main reasons that Avaya is currently leading the networking industry as a whole towards fabric-based architectures. I have every confidence he will continue to drive our networking business forward in this new position."

Al-Shakarchi began his career at Avaya in 2005 as part of the Nortel team and most recently led Avaya's networking business for the Global Growth Markets Theatre, overseeing key networking implementations with key customers across the region.

Al-Shakarchi said: "A flexible and reliable network is essential for forward-looking businesses that want to capitalise on the megatrends of today and tomorrow - including network virtualisation, cloud, mobility, and video - to drive competitive advantage. In my new role, I'll be supporting Avaya customers in achieving their ambitions to become digital businesses, and helping them to future-proof their technology investments by adopting what we believe is the most advanced fabric-defined networking solution on the market today."

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