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

EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey – September 20 2012 – The Aricent 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 Aricent 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 Aricent 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. Aricent is second in the world and first in the UK to achieve this recognition.

“Aricent is helping to redefine industries on a global scale through communication and software,” said Sudip Nandy, CEO, Aricent 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. “Aricent 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 the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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