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IBM exec joins Nortel as its new president of global services

Dietmar Wendt, a 46-year-old IBM executive, will join Nortel Networks Corp. as president of Global Services effecti...


April 11, 2006  


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Dietmar Wendt, a 46-year-old IBM executive, will join Nortel Networks Corp. as president of Global Services effective May 1.

Wendt, who will report directly to Mike Zafirovski, president and CEO of Nortel, will be responsible for Nortel’s Global Services business, including its financial performance, portfolio development and go-to-market strategies.

“Network-based services and solutions will be a key driver for future economic growth and innovation across all industries around the world,” Wendtsaid.

“These services and solutions have to be seamlessly connected and integrated with clients’ existing IT and telecommunications infrastructures.”

Wendt will join Nortel from IBM in Shanghai, China, where he is currently vice president, Asia Pacific Information Technology Services Transformation.

Prior to that, Wendt was vice president, Integrated Technology Services for IBM in Central Europe and Russia. He has also held a variety of executivepositions internationally with IBM in sales and product management.

Born and educated in Germany, Wendt who speaks fluent German and English, will be based at Nortel’s headquarters in Toronto.

Nortel’s Global Services include a range of integrated services for design, deployment, management and maintenance of end-to-end multi-vendornetwork solutions.