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New Board and President Elected to Lead FTTH Council Europe

The members of the FTTH Council Europe have voted in a new President and Board, having conducted elections today at its Annual General Assembly in Amsterdam. Karel Helsen is the new figurehead of the organisation, and replaces outgoing President Joeri Van Bogaert. Mr Van Bogaert stands down after serving as President for two successive years (the maximum number allowed), and before that as a Board member.

The full list of current members of the Board is as follows:

President of the Board:  Karel Helsen, Draka Communications

Treasurer:  Sophie Pautonnier, Mitsubishi Electric

Board of Directors:

-          Karl Bauer, LEONI NBG Fiber Optics

-          Kathleen De Smedt, Alcatel-Lucent

-          Wolfgang Fischer, Cisco

-          Martin  Hatas, Ericsson

-          Chris Holden, Corning

-          Richard Thomas, Prysmian

-          Galit  Wellner, ECI Telecom

Chairs for each of the five Committees within the FTTH Council Europe were also elected, the full list being as follows:

-          Market Intelligence Committee:  Thomas Kallstenius, Alcatel-Lucent

-          Policy & Regulation Committee:  Olivier Danthine, GNS

-          Deployment & Operations Committee:  Eric  Festraets, Alcatel-Lucent

-          Network & Service Revenues Committee:  Frank Beyrodt, Nokia Siemens Networks

-          SUDEFIB Committee: Laurent Gasca, Draka Communications


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