Avaya Appoints Andrea Ragazzi as Vice President for Southern Europe to Drive Opportunities Across the Region

05 May 2016
Guildford, UK – 2016: Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, today announced that Andrea Ragazzi has been appointed as Vice President for Southern Europe.
As part of the Avaya Way, the company continues to make changes where it needs to, and with vast opportunities across Europe, Avaya has organized its European business into Northern and Southern geographies to ensure it has agile teams that can take advantage of these opportunities, optimise its resources and better service customers throughout the regions as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Andrea Ragazzi has been appointed the Vice President for Southern Europe, comprising of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Eastern Europe.
Andrea brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise sales industry having previously worked for Oracle, HP and Schneider Electric before joining Avaya two years ago.
Andrea’s focus in his new role will be to continue championing its customer first culture, delivering the digital transformation goals of their customers and helping them adapt to the digital world. To achieve this, Andrea will continue building a solutions-selling approach that aligns teams from across Southern Europe.
Avaya has also announced the appointment of Ronald Rubens as Vice President for Northern Europe, comprising of Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Nordics, Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific, Avaya: 
“Since joining Avaya, Andrea has consistently delivered outstanding results. We have seen him turn his team around to deliver deeper engagement with large customers while driving our transition to being the leading service and software business we are today. We are thrilled he will be leading our Southern Europe teams, as business appetite continues to grow in this region.”
Andrea Ragazzi, Vice President for Southern Europe, Avaya:
“Avaya is now a software and services company and no one better than us can help our customers make this transition. With a combination of the right team and the right “can do” attitude, we can continue supporting our customers in the Avaya Way and ensure we deliver services to our customers quickly and efficiently.”
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 www.avaya.com/uk/.
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