Cisco on Tuesday has appointed Lalit S Chowdhary as Sr. Vice President, System Engineering for the India & SAARC sales organization.
He will report to Naresh Wadhwa, President and Country Manager, Cisco India & South Asia. Lalit’s primary responsibility will be to drive Cisco’s technological leadership in Borderless Networks, Collaboration and Data Center & Virtualisation architectures across Government, Services Providers and Enterprise customers in the region.
“The Systems Engineering organization has been pivotal in ensuring solution differentiation and customer satisfaction for Cisco. We are happy to have Lalit as the leader for this strategic team. We are confident that Lalit’s collaboration with his counterparts in Cisco across the globe will help us drive closer alignment of Cisco’s technology direction to our customers’ business needs in the India & SAARC region,” said Naresh Wadhwa.
“With markets shifting towards more data centric applications and with the growing adoption and use of video, it is predicted that internet traffic is expected to grow tremendously over the coming years. With Cisco’s established leadership in networking for the internet, this is a great opportunity to make a personal difference to improve how people connect, communicate and collaborate and I am truly excited to be a part of the Cisco team,” said Lalit Chowdhary.
As a Telecom industry veteran of 25 years, Lalit’s work experience spans building world class products and developing top engineering talent in the country. Prior to joining Cisco, Lalit spent close to 11 years with Alcatel-Lucent in various leadership roles. Earlier on in his career, Lalit has been associated with Hughes Software Systems as Engineering Manager responsible for roll-out of Wireless Networks in Russia, Indonesia and India and with Instrumentation Ltd. developing Fiber Optics products and building Telecom equipment.
Lalit holds a Bachelor of Technology degree with specialization in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.