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Prem Nithin R

Prem Nithin R

Head, Enterprise Networking,
Cisco India & SAARC

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Prem Nithin is the Enterprise Networking Leader for India and SAARC. In this role, Prem spearheads the growth of Cisco’s networking portfolio in the dynamic APJ market. This responsibility includes driving core switching, routing and wireless portfolios, as well as continuing to accelerate Cisco India’s DNA momentum.

Prem has been in the IT industry for 19 years, thirteen of which have been with Cisco. Previously, as a member of the India Strategy and Ops team, he led some of the most successful Initiatives in the India market for the Commercial team. Prior to this, Prem worked across both Commercial and Enterprise segments and held various roles in India, including: Commercial Pre-Sales Lead, where he was instrumental in setting up partner help online; Enterprise & Transformational Accounts lead, where he managed large accounts, such as Wipro, IBM, CTS, Infosys; and BDM driving integrated networking and security technology adoption across India and SAARC.

Prem has a strong engineering background, with a CCIE in R&S and 21 other industry certifications. Other than this, Prem holds a Bachelor’s, MS, PGD and MBA in Information technology from Manipal and Symbiosis.

Prem is married to Shwetha and they have a 6-year-old daughter, Tashi. In his free time, he enjoys working on his coffee plantation, reading, playing tennis and is committed to giving back to society and underprivileged children through social responsibility activities and organizations.