Astellia appoints Abdelkrim Benamar as chief executive
Astellia has named Abdelkrim Benamar as its new chief executive. Benamar joined the company at the beginning of 2015 as chief operating officer and has lead the effort to improve Astellia’s commercial and operational performance.
Christian Queffelec, co-founder of Astellia and former chief executive has been nominated as chairman of the company’s Board of Directors and will keep an active role within the company.
“We are pleased to see Abdelkrim Benamar lead the company,” said Queffelec. “We firmly believe he has the experience, competences and management talent needed to drive Astellia’s growth. He embodies the fundamental values and strengths of our company. After working closely together for more than a year, he has all our confidence and we are wishing him best of luck in his new function.” commented Christian Queffelec.
Benamar added: “I am very honored and pleased today to take up the leadership of the company and would like to thank the Board of Directors as well as its chairman for the confidence and trust they have put in me. I will drive the company to deliver unique intelligence through automated optimisation and prescriptive analytics for successful network, service and subscriber value management. As a priority, I will focus on the acceleration of the transformation process, strengthen Astellia’s position in the market and further develop its commercial and financial performance.”
Benamar has more than 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry with a successful track record in different executive positions within Motorola, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent such as vice president EMEA, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent International and global head of Financial Analysis & Risk Assessment.