Cisco Middle East Appoints Managing Director of East Region
Cisco Middle East has appointed Shukri Eid as the managing director of its East region. In his new role, Shukri will lead the Cisco’s business in the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. A Cisco Leadership Pipeline Program alumnus, Eid most recently held the position of senior director of country digitisation acceleration (CDA) in Cisco’s EMEAR region, working with government and industry leaders to accelerate national digitisation strategies. Prior to that, he was the director managing Cisco consulting services in the same region. Prior to joining Cisco, Eid held a number of senior consultancy roles at leading blue chips, including IBM global business services and PwC, with engagements involving local and federal government, education, financial services, and defence.
Nokia Announces Change in the Nokia Technologies’ Leadership; Appoints CEO of its Russian Branch
Nokia announced that Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies and a member of the company's Group Leadership Team, will step down from the Nokia Group Leadership Team.
Brad Rodrigues, currently head of strategy and business development in Nokia Technologies, will assume the role of acting president of Nokia Technologies, and the company has started the search for a permanent successor with the requisite technology, product and commercial skills.
Nokia has appointed Mikhail Rayskin the CEO of its Russian branch. Simultaneously, Rayskin will continue working as head of the customer business team to deal with key accounts. Rayskin has previously held management positions at numerous telecommunications companies.
Harris Corporation Appoints New Board Members
Harris Corporation has announced the appointment of James Albaugh to its board of directors. Harris also announced that Roger B. Fradin has been nominated for election to its Board. Albaugh, is a senior adviser to Perella Weinberg Partners. He served as senior advisor to The Blackstone Group from December 2012 to July 2016. Prior to that, he had a 37-year career at Boeing, where he held various leadership positions, including president and CEO of the Commercial Airplane business, president and CEO of the Integrated Defense Systems business and president and CEO of the Space and Communications business.
Fradin is vice chairman of Honeywell International Inc. During his 16-year career with Honeywell, he has held leadership positions, including president and CEO of the company's Automation and Controls business. He joined Honeywell in 2000 when the company acquired Pittway Corporation.
ARRIS International Announces Board and CEO Changes
ARRIS International appointed Bruce McClelland as CEO. McClelland also was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors. McClelland joined ARRIS in 1999 as VP of Engineering.
Bob Stanzione will become ARRIS Executive Chairman in addition to continuing to serve as Chairman of the Board. Stanzione will remain with ARRIS on a full-time basis as Executive Chairman. Stanzione was the founding President and CEO of ARRIS Interactive. The appointment of McClelland as CEO is the culmination of a formal CEO succession process started in early 2016 by the Board of Directors. In connection with the process, the Board retained the firm of Spencer Stuart to assist with the extensive search process.
ARRIS also appointed Andrew M. Barron, 51, as a director. Since 2014, Barron has served as Chairman of Com Hem Holding AB. Barron also served as Chairman of Primacom.
Cheetah Mobile Announces New CEO and Director
China based mobile tools provider Cheetah Mobile named Tao Zou as CEO and a director of the Company and announced the resignation of Dr. Hongjiang Zhang as a director of the Company, due to his intended retirement. Tao Zou, who has worked at Kingsoft for approximately twenty years, is currently an executive director and SVP of Kingsoft as well as the CEO of Seasun Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Kingsoft.
Date Range: August 10th - September 20th