Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen

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“After five years in the business, you have to reflect,” Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, said today during a conference call. “The task ahead is focused on execution, execution, execution. Maybe that’s not my natural strength, and maybe it’s good for the company to get a fresh perspective.”