Security solutions provider Symantec today announced the appointment of Ajay Goel as managing director for Symantec in India.
In his new role, Goel will be responsible for driving the company's business strategy, development and sales operations in the Indian market.
While Goel will head sales and business development, engineering functions across development centres in Pune, Chennai and Bangalore will continue to be led by respective business leaders, the company in a statement.
He brings over 25 years of engineering and sales leadership experience with some of the world's leading multinationals, including Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and Asea Brown Boveri.
At Cisco Systems, Goel was the senior vice president for the industry business, strategy and operations for India and SAARC, and also led Cisco's industry business council.
He was the country director for India business operations at Sun Microsystems and had developed a startup venture in the new digital media space in partnership with colleagues from Stanford Business School.
Goel holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, and is an alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In India, Symantec has engineering centres in Pune, Chennai and Bangalore, and sales and marketing offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.