Stephen Carter will assume the newly created position from April 2010, at the company’s headquarters in Paris. He will also be part of the Alcatel-Lucent Management Committee and will have global responsibility for Marketing, Strategy and Communications.
Before joining Alcatel-Lucent, Carter was Minister in the UK Government for the Communications, Technology & Broadcasting Sector, where he was the author of the Digital Britain Report, and the follow on Digital Economy Bill.
Before his appointment he held various positions in the telecom industry, including the founding Chief Executive of Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator) and Chairman of the Marketing Group of Great Britain. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Ashridge Business School.
Carter will join the new executive team, Philippe Camus (Chairman) and Ben Verwaayen (CEO), both recruited in 2008.
Alcatel-Lucent is one of the global providers of fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services for service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, offering solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users in more than 130 countries.