Managing Director, Partner Organization
Cisco India and SAARC
B Raghavendran (Raghu) leads the Partner Organization for Cisco India & SAARC. In his role, Raghu will continue to build and evolve Cisco's Partner organization to drive scale and revenue growth while maintaining partner profitability.
Having been with Cisco for 20 years, Raghu has held a number of leadership positions, including his last role as the Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Raghu oversaw the ongoing business operations within Cisco India & SAARC and helped create operations strategies and policies in line with the company’s business goals. He also managed the internal operational activities of various business units that included Sales, operations, human resources, personnel and finance.
In his role before COO, Raghu lead Cisco’s partner organization. His deep understanding of the partner ecosystem and the field enabled Cisco to become a partner of choice.
Raghu joined Cisco India in 1998 as an Account Manager for the company's banking and financial services vertical where he played a key role in achieving several strategic wins for Cisco India. He also led the IT Services vertical in the North and West region where he grew the business significantly.
Raghu has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and enjoys playing football among other sports.