Finally, tech giant Cisco India has revealed its card and announced the name of Cisco India new boss. Company has appointed Sameer Garde as President for India and SAARC operations. He will be joining the company from 1st August onwards.
Confirming the development Garde said the focus in India is to continue to move with speed, clarity and simplicity to be the strategic partner for companies and the government.
“We will continue our long-term strategic focus on India through our investments in innovation, skills training and digital transformation,” he added.
On verticals/business units that he believes will help reach the USD 2 billion India revenue target, Garde said the company continues to see strong momentum across service providers, bank and financial institutions and the government.
“Areas like manufacturing, education and healthcare will also help us drive growth in India,” he said.
Earlier Dinesh Malkani was heading the company who resigned recently to proceed further in the industry to pursue other opportunities. While he will be continuing with Cisco as strategic advisor till September 2017 to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.
“This is the perfect time for Sameer to become Cisco India and SAARC’s next president. With our mission to provide the government and customers the right foundation for their digital initiatives, Sameer will play an integral role in our continued growth and innovation,” Cisco Asia-Pacific and Japan President Irving Tan said.
Prior to joining Cisco, Garde has been in the advisory role to startups including CtrlS Datacentres Ltd, IQLECT, BonOrganik and Shotang India.
He has also served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and has helped set up the enterprise business for Samsung India.