POET Technologies appoints new board advisor to be nominated as director later
by CM Staff
POET announced that it has appointed Theresa Lan Ende, currently Chief Procurement Director of Arista Networks, as an advisor to the Company’s Board of Directors.
TORONTO — POET Technologies Inc., the designer and manufacturer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, announced that it has appointed Theresa Lan Ende, currently Chief Procurement Director of Arista Networks, as an advisor to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company also announced that it intends to nominate Theresa Lan Ende as a director at its Annual General Meeting currently scheduled for October 6, 2022.
“We are thrilled that Theresa Lan Ende has agreed to become an advisor to our Board prior to her nomination at the AGM,” said Dr. Suresh Venkatesan, Chairman and Chief Executive of POET. “As part of that upcoming meeting, we will be proposing to shareholders an increase in the size of the Board and appointment of Theresa. She brings to our Board a wealth of knowledge and experience in global supply chain management, operations and planning gained from several leading companies in our industry, including Arista Networks, JDS Uniphase, Force10 Networks, Cisco Systems and ROLM Telecommunications. She has a unique and valuable perspective on present-day supply chain matters and is expected to be an insightful voice on the Board as the Company grows in size and stature.”
Before her appointment as Chief Procurement Director of Arista Networks in 2019, Theresa Lan Ende served as its Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Management. Prior to Arista, she held senior positions at JDSU Optical Division and Force10 Networks. At Cisco Systems and ROLM Telecommunications, Ms. Ende held various program management and planning management positions over a 20-year period. In 2019, she was honored as one of the “Top 100 Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal.