Kai Uebach is new President EMEA and Managing Director DZS-KEYMILE

31. March 2020

Prominent mobile communications executive Kai Uebach has joined access, 5G transport, and enterprise communications platform leader DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: DZSI or “DZS” or the “Company”) as President of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit and Managing Director of DZS-KEYMILE. Uebach, who took over his new role on 16 March, brings a wide array of professional experience to the Company in managing, restructuring and realigning as well as building international companies in EMEA and Asia.

“With the emergence of 5G leading the way to a hyper-connected world and massive transformation in the communications industry, we are delighted to have someone of Kai’s caliber and experience leading our operations in EMEA,” said Yung Kim, CEO of DZS. “His deep expertise with project management, mergers and acquisitions, sales, strategy and business development in all aspects of wireless and wireline communications globally will be a catalyst to our aspirations across these regions. He is a great fit for our accelerating company, and I look forward to his contributions.”

Prior to joining DZS, Uebach held various management, supervisory and executive board positions at leading companies such as Golden Towers BTS Vietnam; TalkPool AG Switzerland; Telecel Globe, a sub holding of Orascom Telecom with four mobile operators in Africa; Belarus mobile operator MDC VELCOM and with various start-ups. From 2003 to 2007, he was President, Siemens Mobile Networks for the EMEA region and in charge of merging the Siemens division with the then newly created Nokia Siemens Networks.

"I look forward to being part of the DZS family and to forging ahead with the company's focus on next generation broadband, passive optical LAN, as well as the emerging 5G markets", says Uebach. "The DZS EMEA business unit brings great innovation, insight, and resources into the Company that is well-aligned with our future growth. As the world moves toward hyper-broadband and hyper-connectivity, I see world-class solutions from DZS enabling operators, service providers, and enterprises alike globally to capitalize on this transformation and lead the way to a new generation of services.”

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