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Infinera appoints two new directors

Christian Fernsby |
Sunnyvale, Ca., USA - Infinera, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems, has appointed George Riedel and Christine Bucklin to its board of directors.


George Riedel has been a senior lecturer in the General Management Unit at Harvard Business School since 2017.

From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Riedel was chairman and CEO of cybersecurity company CloudMark Inc, overseeing its sale to Proofpoint Inc in 2017.

From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Riedel served in executive leadership roles at Canadian telecoms and data networking equipment manufacturing company Nortel Networks Corp, including as chief strategy officer and vice president of Business Units.

From 2003 to 2006, he was VP of strategy and M&A at networking and cybersecurity company Juniper Networks.

From 1987 to 2003, he worked at McKinsey and Company, including as a senior partner.

Mr. Riedel has served as an independent director at technology company Xperi Corp since 2013 and at health information technology company Cerner Corp since April 2019.

Between 2010 and 2017, he also served on various boards, including as chairman of Canadian network communications software company Accedian Networks Inc and as a director for caching solution provider PeerApp Ltd and compliance innovation company NextDocs Corp (acquired by Aurea Software, Inc).

Mr. Riedel has a BS with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Christine Bucklin was managing director Operations Group at private equity firm Gryphon Investors Inc from 2015 to 2018.

From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Bucklin was senior VP, Corporate Strategic Planning at technology company Sun Microsystems Inc, prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corp in 2010.

From 1999 to 2007, she was chief operating officer of internet media company Internet Brands Inc.

From 1988 to 1999, she worked at consulting company McKinsey & Company, including as a partner.

From 2011 to 2019, Ms. Bucklin was a director for radio station and event company Local Media San Diego LLC.

From 2015 to 2018, she served as a director for Leadership Platform Acquisition Corp, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors related to educational services.

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