Director, Datacenter and Cloud Sales,
Cisco India & SAARC
Rajesh Rege heads the Data Center business for Cisco in India and across the SAARC region. His primary responsibility is to drive the Data Center and Virtualisation strategy, identified as one of the key focus areas, globally. Rajesh will also drive Cloud adoption and Data Center transformation across Services Providers and enterprise customers in India and SAARC.
An IT industry veteran of over 23 years, Rajesh's work experience spans country business management, national sales management, industry business development as well as channel strategy and management roles in highly regarded companies. Over the years, he has hired, managed and mentored a number of talented individual contributors and managers.
Before Cisco, Rajesh spent close to 11 years with Sun Microsystems in various leadership roles. These included running a successful India wide sales organization for 5 years as Director & Country Head (Enterprise Accounts, Mid-market & SMB), focusing on key industry verticals like Government & Defense, Manufacturing & Energy, Education & Research, IT/ITeS and Retail. Rajesh also managed Sun's highly regarded partner eco-system as Director & Country Head, Partner Sales Organization.
Earlier on in his career, Rajesh has been associated with Indigo Technologies as Country Manager, Reuters as Sales Head, India and with Wipro in a number of frontline sales roles.
Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with specialization in Electronics and Communications from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal. He lives in Bangalore with his family and is passionate about wildlife, protecting the environment, travel, music and movies.