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Speakers

Claude Achcar

Claude Achcar

Position

Managing Partner

Company

Actel Consulting

Description

Claude has proven management and leadership skills developed over 20 years of ICT and consulting experience. He began his career as a research associate with CRIM in Canada followed by eleven years with Nortel Networks where he held a wide range of responsibilities from systems engineering, to program management, marketing and major accounts in Canada, France, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Prior to Actel Consulting, Claude led the Asian operations of Ciena, a leading intelligent optical networking vendor, where he built a self-sustaining organization across Asia from a greenfield start.

Claude has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary teams across multiple regions and consulted for Venture Capitalists, Private Equity, and various verticals including telecom and financial services where he performed diligence studies on investment and M&A targets. He is an acknowledged ICT industry thought leader frequently invited as speaker, chair, or moderator at leading conferences.

Claude is an electrical engineer by training and holds a B.Eng (1985) and M.S. (1987) Engineering (Communications) from Ecole Polytechnique and an MBA (1992) Strategy & International Marketing from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.