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Avaya Appoints Roberto Schmidl to Vice President of Cloud and Strategic Services Sales, EU and AMEA


Guildford, UK – 2016: Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, today announced it is appointing Roberto Schmidl to Vice President of Cloud and Strategic Services Sales, EU and AMEA.


The past year has been a landmark year for Avaya Cloud Services globally, with particularly strong growth in the EU.  With such strong demand for Avaya’s perse cloud-based solutions, Roberto’s new role will see him focus on ensuring these customers derive true innovation value from their solution and on continuing to grow Avaya’s Cloud Services in the region.


Roberto brings with him more than 18 years of highly relevant experience and commitment to Avaya. Previously he led the company’s Client Services in EMEA, and most recently he was VP of the Global Avaya Private Cloud Services Sales team.   Roberto will take up his new role immediately.



Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific, Avaya: 

“Since joining Avaya, Roberto has consistently delivered great results.  The past 18 years have seen him take on a number of roles that all played a vital role in supporting global business growth and driving our transition to being the leading service and software business we are today.  We are thrilled he will be leading our important Cloud and Strategic Services offerings in the EU and AMEA, as business appetite for these continues to grow apace.”


Roberto Schmidl, Vice President, Cloud and Strategic Services Sales, EU and AMEA, Avaya:

“I’m delighted to be taking this role and growing our Cloud solutions offerings in the EU and EMEA.  My experience leading the highly successful services and private cloud teams has shown me not only the huge market opportunity in services but also the immensely talented people we have within our Avaya team.  With cloud technology booming, and our organisation focused on services,  I’m looking forward supporting Avaya customers in achieving their cloud ambitions in 2016 and beyond.”


About Avaya

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Development Platform enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage.  Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information, visit


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