Cisco rejigs leadership for India market

Reiterates commitment to the India market and aims to strengthen its presence in the country

Cisco has appointed Jeff White as President of India & SAARC to lead its sales and operations in the region. White will also take on the role of leader of a new India board, which comprises senior executives from Ciscos headquarters as well as India.

Reporting to Jaime Valls, President of Cisco in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC), White will partner with Faiyaz Shahpurwala, Senior Vice President, Industry Solutions and India Site Leader, to drive innovation and talent in alignment with the national agenda to transform the economy through technology.

White will also be working closely with Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, who is also Ciscos Executive Sponsor for India. Elfrink was one of the primary drivers for Ciscos investment in the Globalisation Centre East in 2007 and was based out of Bangalore until 2011.

Cisco hopes that the leadership change will continue its momentum in India as it builds a strong local identity for the company through: close engagement with the government; investments in local companies; an expanded range of products and solutions innovated in India, for India and for the world; nurturing talent and innovation in the 10,000 strong employee base; and advancements in service delivery and creation.

The key industry verticals that Cisco will focus on in India include enterprise (comprising BFSI, IT Services and emerging verticals), public sector, service provider and small and mid-sized businesses. Apparel

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