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EXFO @ MWC20

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February 24, 2020 - February 27, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Booth #6K34, Hall 6

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EXFO @ MWC20
February 24, 2020 - February 27, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Booth #6K34, Hall 6
EXFO @ MWC20
February 24, 2020 - February 27, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Booth #6K34, Hall 6

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Meet with our senior management and team of experts

Let’s discuss your needs for 5G done right.

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Germain Lamonde

Founder and Executive Chairman

Germain Lamonde, founder of EXFO, is Executive Chairman of the Board and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for over 30 years. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Lamonde grew the company from the ground up, turning it into a global leader in the communications test, monitoring and analytics market and the world's #1 fiber/highspeed testing company, with customers in over one hundred countries. Today as Executive Chairman, Mr. Lamonde leads EXFO's acquisitions strategy and is actively involved in defining the company's growth and investment strategies, strategic direction and corporate governance policies. Mr. Lamonde has served on the board of directors of several public and private organizations, fulfilled numerous speaking engagements, and received several industry awards for his leadership, innovation and global development and was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Canada. Mr. Lamonde is presently Chairman of ENCQOR, the Canada–Quebec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G/IoT innovation and serves on the Board of QG100 – a CEO development forum. Mr. Lamonde holds a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Polytechnique Montréal and a master's degree in optics from Université Laval in Québec City. He is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program at Western University in London, Ontario, and is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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Philippe Morin

Chief Executive Officer

Philippe Morin was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EXFO in April 2017 and is responsible for the Corporation's strategy and financial directions, goals and results. He has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the telecommunications industry and joined EXFO in November 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) leading the company's global sales leadership, market development, and product strategy. Before joining EXFO, Mr. Morin was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at Ciena. He previously held senior leadership roles at Nortel Networks, including President of Metro Ethernet Networks and Vice President and General Manager of Optical Networks. Philippe Morin holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada, and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Abdelkrim Benamar

Vice President of Service Assurance, Systems and Services Division

Abdelkrim Benamar was appointed EXFO’s Vice President of Service Assurance, Systems and Services Division in May 2018, following the Astellia acquisition. In this role, Mr. Benamar is responsible for the overall product and services portfolio for monitoring and analytics. He brings over 25 years of experience in the telecom industry with proven leadership, business transformation and change management skills.

Before joining EXFO, Mr. Benamar successively held the positions of COO (July 2015) and CEO (June 2016) of Astellia. He previously held several executive roles at Alcatel-Lucent including Vice President EMEA, CEO Alcatel-Lucent International, and Vice President Global Head of Financial Analysis and Risk Assessment. He has also worked for leading telecom companies such as Ericsson Group (2000–2007), Motorola (1996–2000) and Alcatel Mobile Phones, in areas such as R&D, Communications & Public Affairs, and Strategy and Sales.

Mr. Benamar holds an engineering degree from Telecom SudParis (formerly known as Institut National des Télécommunications) and a PhD in electrical engineering from Université Paris-Sud.

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Claudio Mazzuca

Vice President, Strategic partnerships and alliances

Claudio Mazzuca was appointed Vice President, Strategic Partners in May 2018. Prior to this appointment, he had served as Vice President, Systems and Analytics since 2012 and director of EXFO's Transport and Datacom Business Unit since 2006. In this role, he was responsible for the development and execution of business and product strategy for the unit, which now is a leading player in the Ethernet and next-generation packet transport test market segments. Mr. Mazzuca began his career as a systems engineer for Nortel Networks, where he worked on the launch of the highly successful 10G High-Speed Transport and DWDM product line, and later on Nortel's Preside Network Management solution. He then moved to technology startup Hyperchip Systems as Senior Product Manager, focusing on the development of large-scale metro and core IP routers and switches, and associated OEM components. In 2004, Mr. Mazzuca joined EXFO's Transport and Datacom Business Unit as Product Line Manager for the next-generation SONET/SDH products, and in 2005, was promoted to Group Manager for the entire Transport and Datacom product line. Mr. Mazzuca holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Montreal's Concordia University and a master's degree in business from McGill University, also in Montreal.

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Stéphane Chabot

Vice President, Test and Measurement

Stéphane Chabot first joined EXFO as a Product Line Manager in 1998 and was promoted to Product Line Manager – Network Service Provider Market in 2001. As Vice President, Test and Measurement, Mr. Chabot is responsible for the Optical and Access and Platform product lines. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of EXFO's Optical Business Unit, a position he had held since 2006. In this role, Mr. Chabot led the main team in its responsibility for developing the worldwide optical business and strategy, developing and maintaining the product family roadmap and vision, developing and controlling annual marketing, ensuring go-to-market plans, developing new markets, providing key market watch and competitive updates, analyzing product line performance and metrics, providing periodic benchmarking, and developing partnerships/OEMs/acquisitions within the product line family. Mr. Chabot was highly successful as Director of the Optical Business Unit, doubling its annual revenues to more than $120 million and increasing EXFO's global share of the portable optical solutions market to 38 percent. His leadership has been instrumental in many key applications with global reach, such as fiber-to-the-home. Prior to his employment at EXFO, Mr. Chabot was a telecommunications officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Chabot holds a bachelor's degree in space science from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a diploma in business administration from Université Laval in Quebec City.

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Floyd Allen Johnston

Vice President, Sales (Americas)

Floyd Allen Johnston was appointed as Vice President, Sales – Americas in September 2019. Mr. Johnston has 27 years' experience in the telecommunications industry and extensive expertise in both wireline and wireless technology. Before joining EXFO, he served as vice president of the North America and Americas divisions for Mavenir. He previously held leadership roles at Oracle, Acme Packet and Tekelec. Mr. Johnston has an MBA in telecommunications from University of Dallas, and a master's degree in mediation and conflict resolution from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.

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Willem Jan te Niet

Vice President, Sales (EMEA)

Willem Jan te Niet was appointed Vice President, Sales – EMEA in August 2016. He is responsible for managing telecom sales, both direct and indirect, and executing sales strategies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining EXFO, Mr. te Niet was on the senior management teams for global leaders such as Citrix Systems, Equinix, Ericsson-LG and Nortel. He brings considerable expertise in the areas of cloud, networking and big data mobile analytics. Mr. te Niet also has more than 20 years of experience in managing sales teams and implementing successful business development strategies with wireline and mobile operators. Mr. te Niet holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Groningen.

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Michael Scheppke

Vice President, Sales (APAC)

Michael Scheppke was appointed EXFO's Vice President, Sales – APAC in October 2016. He is responsible for managing telecom sales, both direct and indirect, and executing sales strategies across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Mr. Scheppke developed his expertise working in the industry in both the USA and Asia. Following several years at HP and Agilent, he spent a significant part of his career at Ixia, where he held various senior roles. He has developed and executed the go-to-market strategy for their network monitoring business in APAC by successfully leading diverse sales teams and expanding sales coverage with channel partners. Mr. Scheppke holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.

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Trade insights with other industry experts over fine wine paired perfectly with world-famous lberian ham.

Tuesday, February 25
From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Booth #6K34, Hall 6

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