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People Tracker

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Thursday, October 5, 2006
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Qwest Communications appoints Girish Varma as Vice President and CIO
Qwest Communications International Inc. appointed Girish K. Varma as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He replaces Balan Nair and will report to Barry K. Allen, Qwest executive Vice President-Operations.

“Girish is an experienced leader and CIO with a vast knowledge of communications systems and the industry,” Allen said. “His background will be beneficial to the Qwest IT organization as it continues to meet the increasing demands of new applications and operational efficiencies.”

With IBM until recently, Varma has 28 years of IT experience within the communications industry. At IBM he served as Vice President-Global Applications Services and Telecom Center of Competency. Prior to this, Varma served in technical leadership roles at Bell Labs for 12 years and then moved through a series of IT roles at AT&T.

Varma holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of science degree from Banaras Hindu University in India, and a doctorate from the City University of New York. He also performed post-doctoral research at Rutgers University prior to joining Bell Labs.

Dr Raghuram promoted to VP Engineering, Berkeley Design Automation

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