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Avaya Announces Appointments to Executive Committee

  • Mohamad Ali to Lead Avaya Global Services; Brett Shockley to Lead Corporate Development & Strategy

Avaya has appointed Mohamad Ali as Senior Vice President and President of Avaya Global Services and Brett Shockley as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya, a global leader in business communications and collaboration, today announced it has appointed Mohamad Ali as Senior Vice President and President of Avaya Global Services and Brett Shockley as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy. Both will report directly to Kevin J. Kennedy, Avaya President and CEO, and their appointments are effective April 15, 2011.


Ali, a member of Avaya’s Executive Committee and formerly SVP of the Corporate Development and Strategy group, assumes leadership of Avaya's global services businesses. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of Avaya's customer support and maintenance, managed services and hosted services businesses.


Since joining Avaya nearly two years ago, Ali has been instrumental in guiding the company's acquisitions and divestitures, establishing and expanding key business partner relationships and introducing an enhanced level of innovation to the marketplace through management of Avaya's research labs and emerging products business unit. Ali brings significant prior experience to the role, having managed businesses in hardware, software and services, primarily at IBM.


Shockley has been promoted into Ali's former role, where he will now oversee Avaya's corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, all major strategic relationships, research labs and emerging products. With this appointment, Shockley also becomes a member of Avaya's Executive Committee. He will continue to lead Emerging Products & Technology as part of the larger Corporate Development and Strategy organization.


A driving force behind the technology innovation that characterized 2010 for Avaya, Shockley has played an active leadership role in defining, articulating and implementing the company's strategic direction. He brings significant experience from prior roles, ranging from CEO of Spanlink to Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Contact business unit at Cisco Systems.


"Mohamad and Brett are both proven business leaders who will be instrumental in supporting the next phase of innovation and growth for Avaya," Kennedy said. "Their experience and expertise will help us capture the exciting growth potential in today's business collaboration market."


About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in business communications and collaboration, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit


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