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Press Release -- July 29th, 2020
Source: Metro Ethernet Forum
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MEF Elects Board of Directors with Experienced Industry Leaders

Veteran team includes executives from major service providers spanning the globe

Los Angeles, 29 July 2020 MEF is pleased to announce the results of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors elections during this week’s virtual MEF Annual Members Meeting. MEF’s new Board includes an accomplished team of service and technology executives focused on driving development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers supporting dynamic, assured, and certified network services that power enterprise digital transformation.

The geographic representation of major service providers on the Board directly reflects MEF’s outstanding influence on the evolution of advanced communication services across the world.

MEF Board of Directors

  • Nan Chen, Head of The One Network, Ericsson
  • Frederick Chui, Chief Commercial Officer, PCCW Global
  • Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink
  • Aamir Hussain, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Verizon
  • Daniele Mancuso, Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer, Sparkle Group
  • Franck Morales, Vice President, Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services
  • Roman P. Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer, AT&T Business
  • Ralph Santitoro, Head of Digital Services, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Robert (Bob) Victor, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Comcast Business
  • Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network On Demand, Colt Technology Services
  • Jeremy Wubs, Senior Vice President, Marketing for Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada

MEF Officers

  • Nan Chen, President
  • Aamir Hussain, Chairman
  • Robert Victor, Treasurer
  • Scott Mansfield, Secretary
  • Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer
  • Pascal Menezes, Chief Technology Officer
  • Daniel Bar-Lev, VP Strategic Programs, Business Development EMEA

“I could not be more thrilled with the extraordinary talent and experience represented on the MEF Board,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “These distinguished senior executives elevate MEF’s ability to understand broad industry trends and develop innovative standards that address today’s most pressing digital transformation challenges and opportunities.”

“I want to express my appreciation to outgoing Board Chair Michael Strople, President & CEO Allstream, Managing Director – Canada, Zayo Group, for his key role in guiding MEF through the MEF 3.0 transformation journey. His team-centric leadership style has been greatly valued in our highly collaborative community.”

The new Board of Directors will continue efforts to expand MEF’s community of service providers, technology vendors, and other companies that are committed to building an ecosystem of automated networks that enable MEF 3.0 services. Together with the broader MEF community, the Board is advancing a rigorous roadmap that will enable an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

About MEF

An industry association of 200 member companies, MEF is driving development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers supporting dynamic, assured, and certified network services that power enterprise digital transformation. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service standards, LSO frameworks, LSO APIs, MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcases, and certification programs for services, technologies, and professionals. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, SD-WAN Security, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.MEF.net and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MEF_Forum.

Media Contact:

Ashley Schulte
Connect2 Communications for MEF
MEF@connect2comm.com

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