Cisco Appoints Sanjay Rohatgi as New Sales Head for Telecom Business in India & SAARC

Cisco has announced that Sanjay Rohatgi an ICT industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, has been appointed as SVP Sales and the leader for Cisco’s Service Provider business across the India and SAARC region. In this role, Sanjay will lead the telecom vertical business for Cisco, driving the overall growth strategy and sales operations for this sector.

Rohatgi will focus on IP-NGN (Internet Protocol – Next Generation Networks), mobility solutions, adoption and on driving traction for Cisco’s data center and cloud computing platform, collaboration solutions, video technologies for customers in this vertical. His mandate also includes the partner and go-to-market models to help Cisco’s key customers in the vertical create and take to market, unique and differentiated value added services, based on Cisco technology.

We are delighted to have Sanjay lead Cisco India’s Service Provider team. Sanjay has a proven track record of managing the Service Provider business for the Cisco Asia region where he, along with his team, was successful in driving sales, business development and business partnerships with service providers for their technology needs.  Under his leadership we are in an even stronger position to deliver on our objective of becoming a trusted technology advisor for the Service Providers in India,” said Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager, Cisco India and SAARC.

Sanjay brings a wealth of global experience to this very important and strategic role. I am delighted to have Sanjay leading this major growth segment for Cisco India & SAARC, and I am confident that with his collaborative leadership style Service Provider segment will enjoy healthy growth in all segments of the SP business,” said Jeff White, president – Service Provider and Enterprise Business, Asia Pacific, Cisco.

Rohatgi has been with Cisco in a variety of leadership roles over the last seven years and most recently, he was the Country Manager/GM Sales for Cisco Systems Indonesian Operations. Under his leadership, Indonesia became the 3rd fastest growth country in APAC and was also awarded ‘Wireline Vendor of the Year – 2010’ by Frost and Sullivan. Before his stint in Indonesia, Sanjay was responsible for SP business for Asia region within Cisco. Sanjay’s expertise pans across international sales and business development, product marketing and management and R&D roles, with leading MNC’s.

Prior to Cisco, Sanjay was with Nortel as Director Business Development for Optical Ethernet for the Asia Pacific region. Before that, Sanjay has worked with Telstra in Sydney and British Telecom in the UK.


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