12 February 2010


Infinera adds service provider veteran to board

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that Philip Koen has joined its board of directors, bringing substantial experience from the service provider industry.

From March 2006 until January 2010, Koen was CEO of SAVVIS, a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. Previously, for more than four years, he was CEO of Equinix, one of the world’s largest operators of data centers and carrier hotels. Koen also holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Koen joins outside directors Reed Hundt (formerly chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and now with Charles Ross Partners), Ken Goldman, Dr Dan Maydan, Carl Redfield, and Kambiz Hooshmand. 

“His deep experience with service providers at the cutting edge of technology will provide Infinera with a valuable perspective,” says Infinera’s CEO Tom Fallon.

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