CFO Ran Vered expected to depart in May 2022; Search underway for successor
Richardson, Texas, March 31, 2022 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT),the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, today announced that after three years in his role, Ran Vered, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has decided to pursue other business interests outside the telecom industry a nd therefore will leave his role at Ceragon during the month of May 2022. Mr. Vered will continue to observe his duties as CFO until his departure, including releasing the Company’s Q1 2022 financial results.
The Company has already started a search for a successor. In case a new CFO is not nominated by the departure date of Mr. Vered, the Company’s CEO, Doron Arazi, will then act as the interim CFO, in addition to his CEO role, until such nomination occurs.
“Ran has been an integral member of our executive management team,” said Doron Arazi, Ceragon’s CEO. “We have worked closely together since I came back to the Company as CEO. I have a high regard and deep appreciation for Ran’s leadership in strengthening and expanding the financial foundations of Ceragon and leading us through one of the most challenging times in our industry. I wish Ran best success in his new endeavor.”
“It has been an honor to serve as CFO of Ceragon over the past three years and a pleasure to help transform the Company into a 5G era leader and witness its many successes across many regions,” said Ran Vered. "I have tremendous confidence in the Company’s executive and wider team, in its strategy and its prospects, as it continues to expand its portfolio of leading 5G technologies, introduces new solutions that augment the OpenRAN architecture and the open networks concept, and strengthens its managed services offering. I wish everyone at Ceragon continued success.”
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers’ quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions. Our customers include service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G broadband wireless connectivity, mission-critical multimedia services, stabilized communications, and other applications at high reliability and speed.
Ceragon’s unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless transport provides highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless transport for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power, real estate, and labor resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization, positioning Ceragon as a leading solutions provider for the 5G era. We deliver a complete portfolio of turnkey end-to-end AI-based managed and professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 400 service providers, as well as more than 800 private network owners, in more than 150 countries. For more information please visit: www.ceragon.com
For more information about our company you should read our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 as well as any document we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by accessing the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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