As Ribbon’s Executive Vice President of IP Optical Networking R&D, Irit Touitou leads the global IP Optical R&D team and is responsible for the development and delivery of the full IP Optical product portfolio including 5G. Irit previously served as EVP Global Technologies at ECI Telecom.
Passionate about innovation and creating superior value for customers, Irit has nearly 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to her tenure at ECI, she held leadership positions at Philips, Amdocs and Comverse, leading large, innovative R&D teams in diverse domains and technologies including networking, NMS, and CRM for telecom operators. She also led interdisciplinary groups of engineering, service, sales and marketing teams across different markets and geographies at both Philips and Amdocs, where she held positions as VP and General Manager for global business units.
Irit holds a BSC in CS and statistics from Tel Aviv University, and an executive MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati program jointly from Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University.