Siemens Enterprise Communications Group (SEN Group) has announced the appointment of Hamid Akhavan as CEO of SEN Group, with full transition to the role by late February. Mark Stone, interim CEO over recent months, will resume his duties as executive chairman and remain part of the executive board.
Akhavan joins SEN Group from Deutsche Telekom where he serves as COO and is responsible for mobile communications on the board of management of Deutsche Telekom since 2006, when he was appointed CEO of T-Mobile International AG. Prior to joining T-Mobile, he served as CTO and CIO at Teligent Inc., an international broadband fixed and wireless access company, and held various positions at other technology companies.
“We are delighted that such a respected and influential industry figure as Hamid Akhavan has chosen to join SEN Group as CEO,” said Stone. “His customer focus and deep understanding of the rapidly evolving communications industry with its challenges and opportunities will enable us to further cement our position as a global leader in enterprise communications.”
“From a personal perspective, the opportunity to lead the ongoing success story of SEN Group, with its proud history of industry firsts, outstanding talent and leading market positions in many of its solutions and services is very exciting,” Akhavan said. “We operate in a highly competitive market that is continually advancing and I am committed to building significant value for the customers, shareholders and employees of SEN Group.”