Avaya announced the expansion of its India leadership team with the appointment of Jitendra Gupta as Sales Head–Networking, Avaya India and SAARC India. As a part of the Global Growth Market sales theatre, India is a key contributor to the company’s transformation to a software and services company. Reinforcing the growth agenda, the appointment of the new Data Networking head is a part of the company’s initiative to hire strategic talent and strengthen leadership at Avaya.
Jitendra brings with him more than 21 years of professional experience in sales, product management, marketing and channel management with leading networking and security companies. He most recently served as the Director, Partner Sales at Juniper Networks for India & South Asia region with a responsibility of building & leading Juniper’s India partner sales organization. Prior to Juniper, Jitendra worked with Extreme Networks for 6 years as Country Manager for the India region.
His responsibilities at Avaya will include further developing the networking business and expanding the strategic enterprise portfolio in the region. Avaya is strengthening its Indian operation with a focus on driving networking growth. The company is committed to deliver globally recognized networking solutions with the most advanced technologies, enabling enterprises to build dependable networks with a significant ROI. At its core is Avaya’s Fabric Connect, an end-to-end virtualization capability, which helps businesses enhance productivity by optimizing the way that networks are deployed, implemented, operated and maintained.
India is also a key global R&D hub for Avaya with two of the largest R&D centers present in Pune and Bangalore. “India is a strategic market for Avaya. We are laying great emphasis on top talent hiring in the country. We are focused on the growth path for India by continuing to recruit, retain, develop and reward people. Jitendra’s tremendous experience and understanding of the technology and partner ecosystem will enable us to take our renowned networking product portfolio to a broader segment of customers and accelerate our business momentum in the country,” said, Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya.