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Mitel expands management team in Asia Pacific Region to deliver Mobile-First and Cloud-Enabled Solutions

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Mitel, a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, has appointed new leadership in Asia, naming Henry Lu and Sean Foo as vice presidents. The appointments signal Mitel's strong commitment to address increasing demand in the region for mobile-first and cloud-enabled solutions.

Accelerating further development of Mitel's offering in mainland China, Mr. Lu brings a proven record of meeting diverse customer requirements through innovative solutions and has demonstrated experience growing businesses in the Chinese market. He recently served as general manager of sales for JDS China. Prior to that, he held business development positions at Agilent and Tektronix. Mr. Lu will spearhead initiatives from Mitel's office in Beijing.

Mr. Foo comes to Mitel with more than 20 years of telecom industry experience, primarily focused on unified communications and collaboration, specializing in solving complex customer challenges with advanced technology. Before joining Mitel, he led sales and business development efforts at Avaya and ShoreTel. Mr. Foo will drive Mitel's growth in Southeast Asia from the company's Singapore location.

In addition to Mitel's presence in Beijing, Singapore and other key cities in the region, the company continues to operate mobile technology Centers of Excellence in Shanghai and Bengaluru to support the development of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies. The Bengaluru facility also recently expanded its scope to include next-generation enterprise technologies.


"Focused on building relationships with carriers and channel partners, Henry Lu and Sean Foo strengthen Mitel's value proposition in mainland China and Southeast Asia as we continue to expand our global footprint and make strides towards fulfilling the promise of our vision for the mobile enterprise," said Bob Agnes, Mitel's executive vice president and general manager, APAC.

"Mobile, LTE, cloud and NFV are all hot topics in the Chinese market—areas in which Mitel has unparalleled expertise, so the potential for Mitel in China is huge. I am honored to join the company at such a pivotal moment and look forward to showcasing Asia as an innovator in the world of business communications," said Henry Lu, Mitel's vice president, Sales and Operations, mainland China.

"In Asia, there is a growing demand for technologies such as unified communications as a service, as well as mobile and cloud-based solutions. Widespread adoption of smart devices is driving many organizations to leapfrog from traditional TDM solutions to fixed-mobile convergence. Mitel's cloud portfolio and mobile innovations make it well positioned to serve this market," said Sean Foo, Mitel's vice president, Sales and Operations, ASEAN and North Asia.

Important Facts

    Nearly One out of Four New Cloud Communications Users Chooses Mitel
    Gartner recognizes Mitel as a Leader for Unified Communications Globally
    Mitel is the only brand across five Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports for business communications
    Mobile carriers on three continents have gained a first-to-market advantage with Mitel's VoWiFi solutions
    Mitel enabled the industry's first VoLTE service, first IMS VoWiFi application, first RCSe and the first NFV-based IMS implementation

Related Materials

    Read about Mitel's strategy for bringing together mobile, cloud and enterprise communications
    Discover "How Cloud Communications Is Opening Up Possibilities"
    Download the whitepaper "Mobilizing Real-Time Communications"

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About Mitel

A global market leader in enterprise and mobile communications powering more than 2 billion business connections and 2 billion mobile subscribers every day, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and mobile carriers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 60 million business users in more than 100 countries, and 130 mobile service providers including 15 of the top 20 mobile carriers in the world. That makes us unique, and the only company able to provide a bridge between enterprise and mobile customers. For more information, go to and follow us on Twitter @Mitel.

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