Allot Communications today announced that Mr. Manuel Echanove has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) to fill the seat previously held by Mr. Rami Hadar who is stepping down to pursue other business interests. The appointment will be effective immediately. Mr. Echanove’s appointment will require approval of the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s next Annual General Shareholder Meeting.
“I would like to thank Mr. Hadar for his great contribution to the success of Allot as the CEO and later as a board member”, stated Yigal Jacoby, Chairman of the Board at Allot. “At the same time, I am thrilled to have Mr. Echanove join our Board. I believe that his extensive experience serving in very senior strategic and business roles at Tier 1 operators, will be a tremendous resource to help strengthen our focus on our customers and align our value proposition to meet their needs and to drive growth.”
Mr. Echanove brings over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, most extensively serving in various management positions in the Telefonica group between 1996 and 2012. During his tenure at Telefonica, Mr. Echanove held various senior management positions as Commercial General Manager, General Director of Business Development and General Director of Multimedia and Brand Business. He also served as General Manager in the Corporate Strategy area of Telefónica S.A. before leaving the company in 2012.
Prior to joining Telefonica, Mr. Echanove served in sales and marketing management positions at France Telecom, British Telecom, and Data General. Mr. Echanove is currently the CEO of Wetania Consulting S.L. a management consulting company, which he founded in 2013. Mr. Echanove has an Economics and Business Administration degree from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.