President Bush picks Nortel’s "Mr. Z"

Nortel boss Mike Zafirovski is nominated as an advisor to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee by US President George W. Bush. In that role, Mike%20Zafirovski.JPGZafirovski would serve as a resource for the President and his national security team in efforts to safeguard critical U.S. infrastructure and telecommunications networks. “I am very proud of this honor, and look forward to contributing to this important committee and serving the President during what will be a critical new era for technology and communications,” says Zafirovski. “The rate of technology innovation promises to surpass that of any other time in recent history. We are entering a hyperconnected era that will not only transform the way people interact, but enable work, education and social interaction across all corners of the planet.” The 53-year-old Zafirovski is a 30-year business veteran with global management experience at Motorola and General Electric, as well as Nortel. An active member of civic and business communities, Zafirovski serves on the board of numerous professional, educational and non-profit business organizations, including Boeing, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Macedonian Arts Council. A native of Macedonia, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2004.

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