Sameer Garde, former Dell India president and managing director, has been appointed as the new President of India and SAARC operations of tech giant Cisco.
He succeeds Dinesh Malkani, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
“This is the perfect time for Sameer to become Cisco India and Saarc’s next President. With our mission to provide the government and customers the right foundation for their digital initiatives, Sameer will play an integral role in our continued growth and innovation,” said Irving Tan, President, Cisco Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Garde will be overseeing senior-level external engagement, including those with government and industry associations.
“We will continue our long-term strategic focus on India through our investments in innovation, skills training and digital transformation. Areas like manufacturing, education and healthcare will also help us drive growth in India,” said Garde.
He was the president of Dell India between March 2012-May 2013. He was a pat of Dell India for more than eight years.
Before that he was the President at Philips Healthcare.
He has also been advisor to startups including CtrlS Datacentres Ltd, IQLECT, BonOrganik and Shotang India.