As Executive Vice President of Packet Optical Networking R&D, Irit Touitou is responsible for leading the global Packet Optical R&D team and is responsible for the development and delivery of the Transport product family as well as the 5G program for Packet Optical portfolio. Irit previously served as EVP Global Technologies at ECI Telecom.
With nearly 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Touitou brings vast experience and knowledge to the position. Irit's started her career at ECI, where she acted as a software engineer and team leader. Since then, Irit served in key leadership positions in Philips, Amdocs and Comverse. She led large and innovative R&D teams in diverse domains and technologies including networking, NMS, and CRM for Telco operators. In both Philips and Amdocs, she also acted as VP and General Manager for global business units where she led interdisciplinary groups of engineering, service, sales and marketing teams across different markets and geographies. Irit is passionate about innovation and creating superior value add for customers.
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.