Communication solutions provider Avaya has appointed Jitendra Gupta as sales head- networking, for India and Saarc regions.
The appointment of the new data networking head is a part of the company’s initiative to hire strategic talent and strengthen leadership at Avaya.
Gupta brings with him more than 21 years of professional experience in sales, product management, marketing and channel management with networking and security companies.
Prior to this, he served as the director, partner sales at Juniper Networks for India and South Asia region. Besides, he worked with Extreme Networks for six years as country manager for the India region.
His responsibilities at Avaya will include further developing the networking business and expanding the strategic enterprise portfolio in the region.
Avaya is strengthening its Indian operation with a focus on driving networking growth. India is also a key global R&D hub for Avaya with two of the largest R&D centers in Pune and Bangalore.
“India is a strategic market for Avaya. We are laying great emphasis on top talent hiring in the country. We are focused on the growth path for India by continuing to recruit, retain, develop and reward people. Jitendra’s tremendous experience and understanding of the technology and partner ecosystem will enable us to take our renowned networking product portfolio to a broader segment of customers and accelerate our business momentum in the country,” Priyadarshi Mohapatra, managing director, India and Saarc, Avaya.