US-based Ciena has chaired Mary Yang as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She will drive overall corporate strategy as well as execution of corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related integrations, the company said.
Reporting to President and CEO Gary B. Smith, Yang will serve as an integral member of Ciena’s executive team and a key interface between the company’s engineering and product development teams, sales and marketing organization, and Chief Technology Officer, the company said.
“Mary brings an exceptional combination of business acumen and strategic insights in the technology arena, specifically around driving leading-edge innovation and new technologies to market. Through deep analysis of market trends and industry dynamics, Mary will help accelerate Ciena’s strategy and further solidify our industry leadership position in delivering solutions that address the world’s connectivity needs,” Smith said.