Managing Director, Cisco Services - India & SAARC
Rakesh Goyal is Managing Director - Cisco Services - India and SAARC and is responsible for the overall success of driving the ‘Services led’ and Architectural Approach to provide Solutions to the complex and tough Business Challenges through ‘network as a platform’.
Rakesh has a vast experience of more than 24 years in the IT industry. He started his Cisco stint in early 2005 when he took the task of building a strong services organization responsible for driving the vision of offering professional services to ensure architectural alignment, and facilitate a natural progression from Solutions to a Platform Ecosystem.
He currently heads Cisco Services for India and SAARC for GSP and is responsible for accelerating the Advanced Services business, which he has been successfully driving in past years.
Prior to this, he spent 8 years with Nortel; his last role being Director - Services for India. Rakesh also worked with Bay Networks as Technical Support Manager and before that with Crompton Greaves in various roles and positions. Rakesh holds a BE in Electronics and Communication and diploma in Project Management from Australian College of Management.