Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has appointed Fernando Capella as Country Manager for Brazil, where he will provide strategic counsel to customers and partners to deliver transformative network solutions in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region.

Fernando will lead Ciena’s Brazilian sales organization, providing strategic direction and achieving regional objectives. He will also oversee several support functions, including professional services, finance and logistics.

Key Facts:

  • Fernando has more than 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry in CALA, serving in a variety of leadership positions in account management, business development, marketing and sales engineering.
  • Prior to joining Ciena, Fernando was Managing Director for CALA South at Coriant, where he helped increase sales with major service providers and positioned the company in new, untapped markets, such as banking, transportation and education. Fernando previously served as Sales Manager at NEC where he provided support to the Brazilian office by setting commercial strategies and introducing new technologies into the Brazilian market.
  • Fernando holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Mauá. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently.
  • Fernando succeeds Patricia Vello as Country Manager for Brazil. Patricia recently took a new position at Ciena and is now leading the company’s marketing efforts in the CALA region.

Executive Comments:

  • “Over the past several years, we have strengthened our presence in the CALA region. Fernando’s proven track record and extensive knowledge of the region will play a key role in supporting our customers as they transform their networks to be more adaptive and responsive to user demands.”
    Fabio Medina, Ciena’s general manager and vice president of sales for CALA

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