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Coriant Appoints Khaled Zeidan as Managing Director, Middle East and Africa

Proven Industry Leader to Drive Growth and Strengthen Customer Relationships

CAIRO, Egypt, 11 July 2017 – Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced the appointment of Khaled Zeidan as Managing Director of Middle East and Africa. In his role, Zeidan will be responsible for business operations across the Middle East and Africa, including sales and channel strategy, customer support, and business development.

Reporting directly to Homayoun Razavi, Coriant's Chief Customer Officer, Zeidan will be working closely with existing customers and driving new business in the Middle East and Africa as part of the company's strategic plan to accelerate growth by capturing an increasing share of market opportunities across the globe.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Khaled to the Coriant leadership team," said Razavi. "The Middle East and Africa have tremendous potential for growth, and Khaled's proven track record, leadership skills, and deep industry expertise will play a critical role in strengthening Coriant’s market position in the region and expanding our customer relationships."

Zeidan brings to Coriant over 30 years of global public and private company experience in the technology and telecom sectors, including cloud, software and hardware networking, and services. His successful career includes more than 25 years of regional sales, marketing, and business development experience with large corporations such as AT&T and Oracle, as well as with start-ups such as ITXC, Ditech Networks, Nominum, and IneoQuest. In addition, Khaled spent 5 years with Hughes Aircraft in a variety of technical engineering roles.

"There couldn’t be a better time to be joining Coriant," said Zeidan. "The company is uniquely positioned to drive value for customers with an industry-leading portfolio of best-in-class solutions purpose-built for the high-bandwidth end-user services and applications rapidly transforming broadband networks across the Middle East and Africa. I look forward to leading a remarkably dedicated and committed team of networking professionals to help our customers maximize the business opportunities that transformation represents."

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.


Scott Larson Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

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