ADVA appoints CFO

05 January 2015 |


ADVA Optical Networking has appointed Ulrich Dopfer as chief financial officer at the company; effective January 1 2015.


Dopfer leaves his position as VP of financial planning & analysis and corporate services, and his appointment follows the departure of Jaswir Singh, who has served the company since 2007.

Dopfer will also take on the role of president of ADVA’s North American subsidiary, and will be responsible for driving the company forward in an increasingly competitive market. 

“His tenacity, fresh perspective and overwhelming support from our employees will enable us to approach the coming years with the best ideas and the soundest strategy possible,” said Brian Protiva – CEO at ADVA Optical Networking – of Dopfer. 

“A proven leader, Dopfer brings valuable business instinct and dedication to our organisation to further develop the structures and processes necessary to support profitable growth,” he added.

In March last year, European data centre provider Colt deployed ADVA’s 100G Core in a bid to address the growing bandwidth demands from UK enterprise customers.