Ciena Corporation has promoted Sheela Kosaraju as senior vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary, with effective from January 30, 2023. Kosaraju joined Ciena in 2010 and has served as vice president, deputy general counsel and head of international legal since August 2020; and previously as vice president and associate general counsel.

Prior to joining Ciena, Kosaraju served as general counsel for two early-stage companies, HomeCom Communications and Closedloop Solutions. In joining Ciena’s executive leadership team, Kosaraju assumes responsibility for managing all of Ciena’s worldwide legal matters as well as for the company’s compliance and ethics program and government affairs activities.

Commenting on the promotion, Gary B. Smith, president and chief executive officer, Ciena Corporation, said, “In her new role, Kosaraju will bring critical global perspectives to our executive leadership team, reflecting her proven track record at the company over many years as a leader on the legal team, particularly with respect to international business strategy.”

Kosaraju received her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree, in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, graduating with engineering honors, from Carnegie Mellon University.