Chief Executive Officer (CEO), born in 1968
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), born in 1973
Ulrich Dopfer joined ADVA Optical Networking in March 2004 and led the Group through some key financial initiatives taking on increasing responsibility over time. In 2006 Ulrich moved to Norcross, Georgia, where he is still based today. Prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2015, Ulrich served as vice president of financial planning & analysis and corporate services where he strategically optimized major processes, systems and support infrastructure, enabling ADVA Optical Networking to maintain the right balance between vision and execution. Combining his operational expertise with his vast financial skills and strong leadership style, Ulrich provides ADVA Optical Networking with the ability to flexibly steer the group in a volatile high-growth environment, to ensure profitable growth. In addition to his CFO role, Ulrich was appointed president of the company’s North American subsidiary in January 2015, assuming full legal responsibilities for the region. Ulrich’s activities at ADVA Optical Networking build on more than 20 years’ experience of designing and implementing financial reporting, performance measurements, policies and standards to maintain strong internal controls in corporate roles including positions at ESCADA AG and FJH AG.