Harald Braun has managed leading companies in the private and public telecommunications industry as president and CEO, including Siemens (NYSE: SI) Networks USA, Nokia Siemens North America, and Aviat Networks (NASDAQ: AVNW). During his career, Harald has proven his capabilities as a global manager, transforming and building businesses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.
Harald has been a prominent standards influencer and spokesman for the telecommunications industry. He has served as treasurer of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and was a member of its executive board. He served on the Board of Directors of BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND) and is currently on the Board of Directors of Tarana Wireless, Inc. and is Chairman of its Advisory Board. In addition Harald is on the Board of CLAdirect INC., a Solution Technology provider and Dialogic INC., a leading provider of cloud-optimized real-time multimedia processing solutions and network infrastructure solutions.
He has been recognized as one of America's "Top 100 Voices of the IP Communications Industry" by Internet Telephony magazine and, while president and CEO of Aviat Networks, he was named Africa's "International Telecom CEO of the Year" by IT & Telecom magazine. Harald earned a Masters in engineering degree in Telecommunications from the University of Aachen in Germany.