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Sumit Ray Joins Altran Group as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Carrier Services and Solutions

EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey – September 20 2012 – The Altran Group, a global innovation and technology services company, has continued to attract senior, world-class talent to execute the company’s strategy and vision with the appointment of Sumit Ray as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Carrier Services and Solutions (CSS) business unit.

Ray’s rich experience in strategic and management consulting, coupled with a background in communications and IT services will play an instrumental role in executing the corporate vision of the Altran Group: To be the leading provider of innovation services for the connected world. The Group’s two business units, CSS and Product Engineering Services (PES) along with frog, the design and strategic ideation arm of Altran Group, provide customer insight, strategy, design, technology services, engineering and delivery.

Ray has successfully built, led and managed a variety of best-in-class professional services providers serving the communications, media and high-tech industries.  His experience includes leading EDS’ Communications Industry division globally and IBM’s Consulting and Systems Integration business in Europe for the Communications Industry. He has previously served as an Officer of leading management consultancy, A. T. Kearney.

Ray will be responsible for providing leadership to the CSS business unit, which provides business innovation services, and network and IT solutions to communications service providers globally. Most of the world’s leading service providers work with CSS. A testament to the success of this business unit is the recent TMMi Level 4 certification for its managed testing services. Altran is second in the world and first in the UK to achieve this recognition.

“Altran is helping to redefine industries on a global scale through communication and software,” said Sudip Nandy, CEO, Altran Group. “Sumit’s track record of success spanning over three decades positions him perfectly to lead the CSS division into an even more robust future. His knowledge, experience and vision will help drive our strategy to enable the connected world adapt to, and stay ahead of, ever-shifting trends.”

“Traditional value chains are quickly evolving into dynamic value ecosystems,” said Ray. “Altran Group has the strategy, capabilities and people to create and execute innovative solutions so that its customers can thrive in this new environment. I look forward to working with the team, partners and customers to create and deliver uniquely connected offerings along with frog and PES.”

About Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

For more information, please visit https://northamerica.altran.com
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For further information, contact:

Johnny Truong
Sonus PR for Altran Group
+1 415 830 4530
johnny.truong@sonuspr.com