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Astellia announced the nomination of Abdelkrim Benamar as chief executive officer. He joined the group in the beginning of 2015 as chief operating officer and was leading the effort to improve Astellia's commercial and operational performance with mutual benefit to the company and its customers.

Astellia relies on a strong leadership position in the mobile monitoring and troubleshooting market and is the trusted partner of choice for maximizing business performance of 120 loyal customers worldwide.

Following the acquisition in 2014 of the company Ingenia Telecom, it has added radio optimization to its skill base, allowing true end-to-end monitoring and optimization from radio to core.

Over the last years Astellia has developed strong expertise in CEM and brings CSPs actionable intelligence designed to deliver first class services and maximize revenues. Astellia hereby supports operator's full value chain, from technical to marketing.

The company aims firm growth rates in the coming years through technical evolutions like NFV/SDN, 5G, but also by helping CSPs monetize big data.

The nomination of Abdelkrim Benamar is a logical step within the transformation process which was initiated in 2015 to propel Astellia forward in achieving its growth objectives.

Christian Queffelec, co-founder of Astellia and former CEO has been nominated as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will keep an active role within the company.

"We are pleased to see Abdelkrim Benamar lead the company. We firmly believe he has the experience, competences and management talent needed to drive Astellia's growth. He embodies the fundamental values and strengths of our company. After working closely together for more than a year, he has all our confidence and we are wishing him best of luck in his new function," commented Christian Queffelec.

"I am very honored and pleased today to take up the leadership of the company and would like to thank the Board of Directors as well as its Chairman for the confidence and trust they have put in me. I will drive the company to deliver unique intelligence through automated optimization and prescriptive analytics for successful network, service and subscriber value management. As a priority, I will focus on the acceleration of the transformation process, strengthen Astellia's position in the market and further develop its commercial and financial performance," concluded Abdelkrim Benamar.

Abdelkrim Benamar, 46 years, has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry with a successful track record in different executive positions within Motorola, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent such as vice president EMEA, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent International and Global Head of Financial Analysis & Risk Assessment.

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