17 Oct 06

Cisco Systems India Appoints New India Marketing Head

Amit Sinha Roy joins as Vice President, Marketing, India & SAARC.
Ranajoy Punja appointed as Vice President, Business Development - Advanced Technologies, India & SAARC.

Bangalore, October 17, 2006 - Cisco Systems, the global leader in networking for the Internet, today announced the appointment of Amit Sinha Roy as Vice President-Marketing for India & SAARC region. Amit takes over from Ranajoy Punja, who moves on to his new role as the VP, Business Development - Advanced Technologies, Cisco Systems, India & SAARC. Rana will be heading the technology group responsible for driving and accelerating sales for Cisco’s Advanced Technologies in India and SAARC.

Amit brings with him over sixteen years of global sales and marketing experience in the Asia Pacific and US geographies. Prior to joining Cisco, Amit was heading various marketing functions at Hewlett Packard (India, APAC & Japan), Syntel (US), Compaq India and HCL India. Amit holds a MMS degree from BITS, Pilani and also a Masters in Physics.

Announcing the appointment, Mr. David Caspari, Interim President, Cisco Systems India & SAARC said, “Amit has significant marketing experience in the US and APAC markets. I am confident that his strong blend of technology and marketing skills in global markets will be a tremendous asset to driving Cisco’s presence in the region. We would also take this opportunity to thank Rana for successfully leading Cisco India’s marketing strategy and focus over the last three years.”

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