MassTLC Chairman Mohamad Ali was appointed Senior Vice President and President of Avaya Global Services, reporting to Kevin J. Kennedy, President and CEO of Avaya, a global leader in business communications and collaboration.
Ali’s rise within Avaya mirror's his growing prominence in the tech community and strengthens his leadership mandate with MassTLC's 2020 Challenge to grow the tech sector by 100K jobs over the coming decade.
Ali, a member of Avaya's Executive Committee and formerly SVP of the Corporate Development and Strategy group, assumes leadership of Avaya's global services businesses. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of Avaya's customer support and maintenance, managed services and hosted services businesses.
Since joining Avaya nearly two years ago, Ali has been instrumental in guiding the company's acquisitions and divestitures, establishing and expanding key business partner relationships and introducing an enhanced level of innovation to the marketplace through management of Avaya's research labs and emerging products business unit. Ali brings significant prior experience to the role, having managed businesses in hardware, software and services, primarily at IBM.
Brett Shockley has been promoted into Ali's former role, where he will oversee Avaya's corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, all major strategic relationships, research labs and emerging products. "Mohamad and Brett are both proven business leaders who will be instrumental in supporting the next phase of innovation and growth for Avaya," Kennedy said. "Their experience and expertise will help us capture the exciting growth potential in today's business collaboration market."
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