Avaya names president of Avaya Cloud

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) has announced that Gaurav Passi, a recognized provider of the cloud-based communications industry, has joined Avaya as president of its cloud business group, the company said.

Reporting to Jim Chirico, Avaya President and Chief Executive Officer, Passi will be responsible for further accelerating the company´s delivery of cloud-based solutions and driving continued momentum to grow Avaya´s market share in UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) and CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service) worldwide.

Passi brings over a decade of cloud-industry executive experience to Avaya. Most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Products and Technology at Five9, where he spearheaded the development, modernization and growth of the company´s contact center cloud offering. He has also held senior leadership positions with P&L responsibility and overseeing product strategy and execution at Deutsche Telekom Hosted Business Services, Amdocs Inc. and Ciena Corporation.

Avaya is a global provider of digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit www.avaya.com.