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Polycom hires Minhaj Zia as MD for India, Saarc

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Polycom has appointed Minhaj Zia as its managing director (MD) for India and Saarc. He will be responsible for leading company's growth and revenue share in the region, driving new opportunities in the company's key South Asian markets.

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With over 18 years of experience in enterprise communications, Minhaj's chief focus for India and Saarc- the alliance of eight South Asian nations, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka--is to drive growth by addressing the needs of the video conferencing market in the region.

"He joins Polycom with extensive technology and sales leadership competencies and will look to build on the strengths of established local teams. Working with Polycom's extensive partner network, Minhaj will also concentrate on enhancing business development and customer relationship management," the company said in a statement.

"I am extremely pleased that Minhaj has joined us as a key member of our highly experienced leadership team in Asia. His strength in developing strategic action plans, drawing upon his significant knowledge of our industry and leveraging established relationships, will ensure we deliver the very best collaboration solutions for our customers," said Michael Alp, president, Polycom Asia Pacific.

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"The role of technology to enable collaboration has become crucial, as organizations see the benefits of a more connected and productive workforce. I'm passionate about identifying and understanding a customer's unique requirements to ensure we help them achieve their business objectives and that they maximize their investment in our UC and C solutions," said Zia.

In his previous roles, Minhaj served as sales director for Cisco's UC Collaboration business in India and Saarc and has led sales teams for Avaya and Alcatel. With his extensive experience, he now joins Polycom, the global leader in the UC and C space.

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