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Qualcomm Appoints Biomedical and Energy Research Heavyweight to Board

Qualcomm elected Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., 60, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hockfield served as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until July 2012, where she also holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Neuroscience. The first woman and the first life scientist to lead MIT, Dr. Hockfield helped the university break new ground across a range of disciplines. Under her leadership, the university launched the MIT Energy Initiative in 2006, known as MITEI, a $350 million effort to accelerate research, policy and education to achieve a clean energy future.

Cisco Strategy Leadership Changes

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior, 51, becomes Chief Technology & Strategy Officer as Chief Strategy Officer, Ned Hooper, 44, leaves. Warrior will oversee deals activity as one of the most acquisitive companies in technology reconfigures strategy. Warrior joined Cisco in 2007. Prior to that, she was the CTO at Motorola.

Hooper orchestrated some of Cisco’s biggest purchases in his 13- year tenure. These include security firm IronPort Systems, cable set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta and conferencing software maker WebEx Communications. His focus more recently turned to consumer companies, such as Pure Digital Technologies, which made the Flip Video camera. The foray left Cisco overextended in markets it doesn’t dominate, and the company discontinued sales of the Flip last year. Hoopers has led to start his investment fund.

T-Mobile US CEO Resigns to Join Vodafone Europe; replaced by COO as interim

The CEO of T-Mobile US Philipp Humm, 51, resigns from his post to be named as Vodafone's Head of Central and Northern Europe. He is now replaced by the T-Mobile US COO Jim Alling on an interim basis until the position is filled. Mr. Humm moved to T-Mobile USA in 2010, taking over as CEO towards the end of the year. Prior to that he was with the parent company Deutsche Telekom, with the responsibility of managing the sales and service activities of the European mobile companies within Deutsche Telekom Group and was initially responsible for the company’s mobile business in Germany. Before joining the company he was Managing Director at Amazon Germany. Prior to Amazon he was responsible for the German discounter Plus, oversaw Tengelmann's Group Strategy and Controlling and was Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey. His professional career began at Procter & Gamble in 1982 where he worked in marketing management.

Former Motorola Mobility Executive Joins Citigroup after Google Acquisition

Citigroup hired former Motorola Mobility SVP, General Manager, Enterprise, Christy Wyatt, to lead its consumer and mobile efforts. Wyatt, who left Motorola as the Google acquisition closed, will lead the technology teams at Citi that handle the bank’s Web, mobile and ATM efforts. Before heading the enterprise unit at Motorola, she was Corporate VP-Software and Services Product Management, VP-Software Platforms and Ecosystems, VP-Ecosystem at Motorola; Director, Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple; Senior Director, OS Licensing at Palm; Manager, BD, Telco and Wireless, JavaSoft at Sun Microsystems; Manager at ESRI Canada and Software Engineer at Ultimateast Data Communications.

Communications Equipment Company Promotes Business Line Execs

Harris Corporation has named Tania Hanna, 44, VP of Government Relations, responsible for the company's relations with the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, defense and aerospace industry representatives located in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as international government agencies. Hanna joined Harris in 2003 and most recently was VP, Policy and Legislative Affairs for Harris. Prior to joining Harris, she served as a senior associate with a DC-based law firm; senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission; and general counsel for a small Internet startup.

She succeeds Peter Challan, 65, who is taking on a new position as VP, Industry-Specific Programs for the company's Mission Critical Networks business. Challan joined Harris in 2005 as VP of Washington Programs for Government Communications Systems, with responsibility for program execution and the development of new business with civilian agencies of the U.S. government. Prior to joining Harris, he was SVP with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Tellabs names new CEO

Tellabs has appointed Daniel P. Kelly, 50, as President and CEO as the former President and CEO, Robert W. Pullen passes away due to cancer. Kelly serves as EVP of Global Products at Tellabs since 2007. He has global responsibility for Tellabs' products, including R&D, product line management and product-specific marketing. Previously, he was EVP of Transport Products and EVP of Core Products.

Mobile and Telecom Technology Products Company Appoints Well-Known IR Professional to Board

Quamtel has added Leo Hinkley to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hinkley has been an active member of the investor relations (IR) profession, investment industry, and Wall Street community for 28 years and has been registered with or a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, National Association of Securities Dealers, National Futures Association, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Florida Department of Banking and Finance, the Florida Bankers Association, Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO), and the National Investor Relations Institute (international, New York and Florida chapters). He currently serves as the Investor Relations Officer of BankAtlantic Bancorp and the BFC Financial Corporation. Previously, he was Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for ECI Telecom.

Date range: June 18th - July 15th

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Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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