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Philippe Piron president of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks

Staff writer | Espoo, Finland | April 12, 2016
NokiaNokia has appointed Philippe Piron to lead its Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) business, a builder of optical communications across the world's oceans.
Mr. Piron joins Nokia from GEA Batignolles Technologies Thermiques, restoring profitable growth and developing new markets.

Mr. Piron started his career in 1994 at Total Chimie after studying both engineering and business.

In 1996, he moved to Matra from Lagardere Group for several years and then to strategy consulting with A.T. Kearney and Roland Berger, where he specialized in the Aerospace and Telecom sectors.

He then joined Roxel, where he restructured major defence projects, bringing the company back to profitability.