Francois Locoh-Donou - Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Francois Locoh-Donou is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ciena, with responsibility for the global sales and services functions as well as for research and development, supply chain, product line management, and network integration functions on a global basis. In this role, Mr. Locoh-Donou brings deep knowledge of the industry and is focused on building trusted customer relationships to help them create open, on-demand network environments.

His previous positions with the Company included: Senior Vice President, Global Products Group; Vice President and General Manager, EMEA; Vice President, International Sales; and Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Locoh-Donou also held various technical and sales management positions at Ciena since joining in 1997. Prior to Ciena, Mr. Locoh-Donou was with Photonetics, a French opto-electronics company, where he held research and development roles focused on fiber optic sensors and optical test equipment.

Mr. Locoh-Donou serves on the advisory board of JhPiego, a non-profit global health affiliate of Johns Hopkins University dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and their families in developing countries.

He holds an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master’s in Optical Telecommunications from the National Institute of Telecommunications of Paris (ENST), and a "Diplome d'Ingenieur" in Physics Engineering from the National Institute of Physics in Marseille (ENSPM), France.