September 25, 2008

Global Crossing Names CFO

US-based IP network provider Global Crossing has announced the appointment of John Kritzmacher as executive vice president and CFO of the company.

Kritzmacher will take over on October 1 from Jean Mandeville, who will be resigning on September 30. Mandeville served as CFO since 2004.

Prior to his new role, Kritzmacher was CFO at Lucent Technologies and a senior executive at Alcatel-Lucent. During his ten years with Lucent, he played a senior role in the planning and merger of Lucent and Alcatel, later becoming the COO of the Services Business Group at Alcatel-Lucent. He also held various positions at Lucent's predecessor, AT&T Network Systems.

John Legere, chief executive at Global Crossing, said: "We are pleased to welcome John to Global Crossing. John's unique combination of financial and telecommunications expertise, global perspective and experience in dynamic organizations brings real value for our customers, shareholders and employees."