Telecom Career: Telstra's wholesale head resigns

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telecomasia.net

Stuart Lee to leave Telstra Wholesale in March

Telstra said Stuart Lee, head of Telstra Wholesale, is leaving the Australian incumbent in March. 

Lee, 61, has almost 45 years continuous service with the Australian incumbent. He has been a member of Telstra's senior leadership team since 2005 and head of Wholesale since 2011.

Lee will step down as group executive of Telstra Wholesale on March 31 then take extended long service leave. He will be replaced by Telstra Business group managing director Will Irving.

Irving, 47, has led Telstra’s small and medium business group since 2011. Prior to that, he was Telstra’s group general counsel and a key member of the T3 privatization and National Broadband Network negotiation teams.

Telstra said a permanent replacement for Irving will be announced once finalized.

Riverbed names Harris SVP and chief strategy officer

Phil Harris has joined Riverbed as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a newly created position reporting to chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly.

Harris is responsible for helping shape Riverbed’s architectural approach to next-generation software-defined networking, providing counsel and direction on long-term technology and business strategy,

He will also oversee the firm’s corporate development activities and lead go-to-market approach with strategic technology alliance and OEM partners. 

Harris joins Riverbed from BMC Software, where he was CTO, responsible for business, technology and overall company growth transformation strategies. Before that, he was chief strategy officer and VP of platform engineering and strategy at the virtual computing company, VCE.

Harris also spent nearly 20 years at Cisco, as CTO of its cloud and virtualization technology group, CTO of its worldwide partner organization, and a consulting engineer as far back as 1993.

Infinera announces government advisory board appointments

Infinera has appointed Roger Baker, Diana Gowen and Henry Sienkiewicz to its newly created Government Advisory Board.

The board was created to add expert executive perspective on the specific needs of the government sector to enable Infinera to accelerate and enhance its growing success with the US government.

These three key government sector telecom leaders have joined the advisory board to support Infinera’s future growth in this dynamic and strategic sector, Infinera said in a statement. 

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