Cisco India rejigs top deck as head Jeff White resigns
Jeff White, Cisco’s President and Country Manager for India and SAARC region has quit. White had moved to India in January 2013 replacing Naresh Wadhwa, who had spent almost fifteen years in Cisco. White was earlier the Vice-President for Cisco’s Service Provider Business in Asia-Pacific, Japan and China. When contacted, Cisco India spokesperson confirmed the development and said Jeff is going back to the US to be closer to his family. After his exit, Cisco in India will be led by Dinesh Malkani who is currently Vice-President, Sales, Cisco India and SAARC. Malkani will report o Irving Tan, President for Asia Pacific and Japan. Amit Phadnis, Vice President, Enterprise Networking Group will expand his role to become the new India Site Leader. Amit replaces Surya Panditi who re-focuses his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Provider Networking Group. In addition, Cisco has appointed V C Gopalratnam, Vice President, IT and CIO for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China, to a newly created role as Chief of Strategy, Planning and Operations for Cisco India.
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