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Infinera adds Nick Walden as senior VP of sales

Former VP and MD of Ciena brings 20 years experience to Europe, Middle East, and Africa region

Infinera, a maker of InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and networks based on them, has announced Nick Walden as senior vice president of sales, EMEA with responsibility for leading Infinera's sales activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets.

Walden comes with 20 years of industry insight and experience gained through a range of leadership positions. Regarded as a highly experienced and collaborative sales and business leader, Walden has achieved transformational business outcomes with customers across the EMEA telecommunications sector.

Walden previously served as vice president and managing director for Ciena's regional carrier business in EMEA. Prior to that, Walden served in numerous capacities at Ciena for 14 years including his role as the regional managing director leading the Northern Europe business across service provider, partner and enterprise markets. Walden holds qualifications in mechanical engineering from College of Technology in Reading, Berkshire.

 "We are excited to have Nick join our team and lead our sales effort in EMEA," said Bob Jandro, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Infinera. "With the recent completion of Infinera's offer for the shares of Transmode, we have an end-to-end product portfolio for our customers, including long-haul, subsea, Cloud and metro. We look forward to Nick's leadership and focus on strategic growth in EMEA."

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