Ciena India appoints IBM veteran Rajesh Nambiar to strengthen business

Ciena announced the appointment of Rajesh Nambiar as chairman and president of Ciena India.
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Giving executive leadership for local customers and partners, representing the telecom equipment company at industry associations, and leading Ciena India’s growing employee base are the primary responsibilities of Rajesh Nambiar.

“As one of the fastest growing markets globally, India is a priority geography where Ciena is investing to build brand awareness and elevate our competitive position,” said Gary Smith, president and CEO, Ciena.

Rajesh Nambiar will help customers in India create strategies to transform their networks to be more adaptive, resilient and scalable as they work toward achieving Digital India initiatives.

Rajesh Nambiar previously led IBM’s Application Services Business globally and served in various leadership roles at the company for more than 13 years.

Before that, Rajesh Nambiar spent nearly twenty years at Tata Group growing the company’s business in the Eastern United States.

Ciena currently serves more than 1,500 customers worldwide, including Bharti Airtel, BSNL, GCX, Reliance Jio, and Sify Technologies in India.