Alcatel-Lucent appoints Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer

Alcatel-Lucent today announced the appointment of Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer, effective September 1, 2013. Jean Raby will relocate to Alcatel-Lucent’s headquarters in Paris.

Jean Raby served as a partner and managing director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs until the end of 2012. In this position, he built relationships and provided strategic and corporate finance advice to clients across multiple industry sectors, including telecom and information technologies.

Previously, he worked as an associate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell from 1989 to 1996. Jean Raby was born and raised in Canada. He holds a LLB from the Universite Laval in Quebec City, a MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the UK and a LLM from the Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988.

Speaking on Jean Raby appointment Michel Combes said, “I am delighted to welcome Jean to the Alcatel-Lucent team at this particularly significant and important moment for the Group. His extensive knowledge of the industry and his deep understanding of global financial markets in the widest sense will be of great value as we drive ahead with the implementation of the Shift Plan announced in June and in particular our objectives to reach €1 billion of selective asset sales, €2 billion of debt refinancing and €2 billion of debt reduction before the end of 2015”.

“The appointments of  as Chief Operations Officer in June and now Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer bring first class outside experience and fresh perspectives that will enable us to better capitalise on the outstanding knowledge and skills already present across the Alcatel-Lucent group,” commented Combes.

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