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Santa Clara, Calif. – December 6, 2017 – Avaya today announced the appointment of Shefali Shah as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel for Avaya, effective December 18, 2017. She will be responsible for the worldwide law department and global human resources organization and will serve on the company’s Executive Committee.
Ms. Shah joins Avaya from Era Group, one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, where she served as SVP, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She facilitated Era’s transition to an independent public company and managed its legal, human resources benefits and corporate communications functions. Previously, Ms. Shah held several senior management roles, including senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Comverse Technology, Inc., which developed and marketed telecommunications software. She began her legal career as a corporate associate for each of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, P.C.
“Shefali is a great addition to our leadership team. Her success in helping several companies navigate the transition from private to public will be a big asset to Avaya, which is now making the same transition,” said Jim Chirico, president and chief executive officer, Avaya. “She also has a strong background in mergers and acquisitions and experience managing both legal and human resources organizations. We’re thrilled to welcome her, and know she will help drive the best results possible for our customers.”
“This is an exciting time at Avaya as it writes the next chapter of its remarkable story,” said Ms. Shah. “I am proud to join this leadership team and to do my part to help position the company for long-term success.”
Shah holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University as well as a J.D. from Duke University Law School.
Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.
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