Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has appointed Pierre Samson, formerly of French telco Orange, as vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region.
Samson has more than 12 years experience in the IT and unified communications industry. His most recent position was the chief operating officer and chief sales officer at Lexsi, a cyber security specialist that was acquired by Orange last year. Samson was appointed deputy managing director of Orange Cyberdefense following the merger.
Having spent most of his career in Paris in various positions across the Orange group, Samson’s role at Alcatel Lucent brings a change of scenery, with the position based in Singapore.
Samson will report to Matthieu Destot, ALE’s global sales and marketing executive vice president, who said Samson’s experience would be key in strengthening the company’s presence in the important Asia Pacific market.
“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,” he said.
The role commences effective immediately.