Claude Achcar is the Founder and Managing Partner of Actel Consulting, a highly specialized boutique technology consulting firm. The company, founded in Hong Kong in 2002, differentiates through independent, deep-dive, and hands-on guidance to deliver implementable and valuable advisory.
Claude has 30 years of ICT experience, the last 23 years in Asia. He began his career as an AI Research Associate with CRIM in Canada followed by eleven years with Nortel Networks in various engineering, marketing, and operations roles. Prior to Actel Consulting, Claude was MD and VP Asia at Ciena.
Claude is an engineer by training, holding B.Eng. & M.Eng. (Speech Recognition) degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, and an MBA from McGill University, both in Montreal, Canada.