Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski has announced that Steven J. Bandrowczak will be appointed Nortel’s new chief information officer (CIO), effective July 16, 2007.
Reporting to Dennis Carey, executive vice president, Corporate Operations, Bandrowczak will be responsible for Nortel’s information technology strategy and operations, leading the Information Services group, and overseeing Nortel’s internal network infrastructure, business applications and data security.
“With the appointment of Steven, Nortel extends it world-class leadership team,” said Zafirovski. “Steven will bring extensive experience and a consistent track record of performance to this role. He is the right person to continue building and to deliver the best-in-class IT strategy necessary for Nortel to compete and win.”
Prior to joining Nortel, he was senior vice president and CIO of Lenovo, a global producer of PC products and value-added professional services. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and worldwide CIO for DHL Worldwide, a global market leader in the international express and logistics industry. Previously, he spent 14 years with Avnet in a variety of IT roles, culminating as CIO for the electronics distributor. Bandrowczak earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Long Island University, C.W. Post. He was also named one of the Top 100 CIOs by Computerworld in 2004.
Bandrowczak will lead Nortel’s IT department, leveraging the breadth of the Company’s own technology and networking capabilities to transform business networks, remove barriers to efficiency, productivity and growth and create opportunities for new revenues and services.
“Nortel operates a sophisticated, leading-edge enterprise network and is respected for best practices in security, mobility and business continuity planning,” said Steven Bandrowczak. “I look forward to furthering Nortel’s thought leadership in these areas, both internally and with customers around the world.”
Bandrowczak will assume the CIO role from Bill Donovan, who has served as CIO on an interim basis since May 15, 2007. Bill continues as senior vice president in Nortel’s Business Transformation Office.