Jamie Jefferies

VP, International, Ciena

Jamie Jefferies

Speaker Bio

Jamie Jefferies is Vice President and General Manager, International, at Ciena. In this role, he drives strategy and go-to-market execution for Ciena’s international business. Jamie works closely with clients to accelerate the transformation of their networks to be more agile and adaptive.

An industry veteran, Jamie has more than 30 years of experience in the communications sector and more than 15 years of leadership experience. He has a wealth of knowledge in both the U.S. and European markets, and a broad spectrum of expertise spanning sales, engineering, operations, project management, and business development. Before his current role, Jamie was Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Some of Jamie’s notable achievements include leading Ciena’s ‘Sales Team of the Year’ in 2011 and 2017, championing Ciena’s team that was awarded Verizon’s Network Supplier of the Year in 2011, and most recently leading Ciena’s EMEA region to record financial performance and growth.

Before joining Ciena, Jamie held several global sales and leadership positions at Nortel Networks. He led the Major Account teams in EMEA for Nortel Networks’ MEN division for five years and continued to lead after the Ciena acquisition prior to moving to the USA to lead Major Account in the USA for another eight years.

Previously, he worked at Computer Telecom Installations and Videotron/Cable & Wireless Communications.

Through an apprenticeship with British Telecom, Jamie studied Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering at Bromley College of Technology in London.