Cisco has announced that Sameer Garde will join the company today and take over as President, Cisco India & SAARC.
Sameer Garde joins in place of Dinesh Malkani who will become a Strategic Advisor till the end of September 2017 to ensure there is a smooth and orderly transition.
Sameer will be responsible for Cisco’s senior level external engagement, including those with government and industry associations and to drive growth and market leadership in India and SAARC.
Sameer will lead Cisco’s efforts to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.
Over a 27-year career, Sameer has been an exceptional sales leader with an enduring track record across multiple roles and geographies. He has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of technology and market opportunities, an ability to drive transformation, execution and an expertise to bring people together and motivate teams.
On joining Sameer Garde said, “I am excited to join Cisco at this important time. The opportunity ahead in India is tremendous. The ability to lead the next chapter for Cisco in India is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating. We will continue to reinvent ourselves and focus on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers need from us. I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to win and accelerate Cisco’s momentum in India.”
Irving Tan said, “We are thrilled that Sameer Garde has joined us as President of Cisco India and SAARC. The India site has been at the forefront of driving innovation and digital transformation. We will continue our long-term strategic focus on India through our investments in innovation, skills training and digital transformation. Sameer will help us redouble our commitment to being a company fiercely committed to delivering for its customers, partners, and employees.”