Verwaayen, Camus take top jobs at Alcatel-Lucent

09/2/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The · BBC · NYTimes.com

Alcatel-Lucent's decision to hire two Europeans to run the company has signaled its desire to end trans-Atlantic squabbles and put the telecom-equipment maker's finances on a firm footing, according to industry observers. Alcatel's board tapped the former BT Group head Ben Verwaayen, a Dutchman, as its CEO, and France's Philippe Camus, the former co-CEO of Airbus' parent company, as its nonexecutive chairman.

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