Nortel COO to take medical leave

Summary:Nortel Networks Chief Operating Officer Clarence Chandran will take a medical leave of absence in order to fully recuperate from two recent surgeries related to injuries stemming from a 1997 stabbing in Singapore, the communications equipment company announced Tuesday. Chandran, on the advice of his doctor, will take between six and 12 months off work. Chief Executive John Roth will handle Chandran's duties during his absence. A current nominee for the Nortel board of directors, Chandran is expected to serve if elected. A vote is expected in late April.

Nortel Networks Chief Operating Officer Clarence Chandran will take a medical leave of absence in order to fully recuperate from two recent surgeries related to injuries stemming from a 1997 stabbing in Singapore, the communications equipment company announced Tuesday. Chandran, on the advice of his doctor, will take between six and 12 months off work. Chief Executive John Roth will handle Chandran's duties during his absence. A current nominee for the Nortel board of directors, Chandran is expected to serve if elected. A vote is expected in late April.

Topics: Singapore

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.