Reiterates the strategic importance of Cisco India for the company
Cisco has announced the next generation of its leadership in India, reflecting the strategic importance of Cisco India for the company. The new leadership comprises Dinesh Malkani, President – Sales for India & SAARC; Amit Phadnis, President – Engineering & India Site Leader; and V C Gopalratnam (Gopal), President – Strategy, Planning and Operations, India and CIO, Asia Pacific and Japan & Greater China.
Together, this leadership team will help accelerate Cisco’s momentum in India by strengthening its focus on innovation to lead market transitions announced the press release. The release further claimed that this announcement underlines Cisco’s commitment to India and marks an exciting new phase of growth, aligned to the country’s national transformation agenda.
Dinesh Malkani takes over from Jeff White and will report to Irving Tan, Cisco’s President, Asia Pacific & Japan. India is at the heart of Cisco’s emerging markets strategy, and Dinesh will lead the company’s efforts to help transform the country’s economy through technology.
Amit Phadnis as the new India Site Leader will lead Cisco’s focus on innovation, ecosystem and talent development in the country. Amit will drive the India Site charter, focusing on strengthening the interlock between Cisco’s teams, including engineering and sales, and customers, while aligning the company’s India site strategy with evolving customer and partner needs.
V C Gopalratnam (Gopal) will take on the newly created role of President of Strategy, Planning and Operations for Cisco India, in addition to his role as CIO for Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China.
Irving Tan, President, Asia Pacific and Japan, said, “With their deep industry experience, the three leaders will lead greater integration between sales, engineering and other functions at the India site, which will ensure stronger commitment to our customers, partners and employees.”