Avaya's new CEO and president Kevin Kennedy took over the reins of the communications specialist last night and has revealed an intent to visit Australia in March.
Kevin Kennedy (Credit: Avaya)
Avaya announced Kennedy's appointment in October last year.
He previously held the position of CEO in broadband and optical company JDS Uniphase.
A spokesperson for the company said Kennedy planned an Asia-Pacific tour
with Australia set to be one of the stops, but could give no further
details of his itinerary, which had not yet been finalised. The spokesperson
believed his time would be divided between mingling with the company's staff
in the region and getting to know key customers.
"It's been a while since a CEO has visited," the spokesperson
told ZDNet.com.au. "We're pleased to be on the map,
especially so early in his role."
Charles Giancarlo, previously Avaya's president and CEO, became
chairman of Avaya's board of directors, also effective 5