By: Anushruti Singh, DQC
Dinesh Malkani has quit Cisco Systems after a seven year stint with the networking conglomerate. Cisco India Head and SAARC President Dinesh Malkani quits at a time where company is engaged with at least 50 digitization projects and betting big under Digital India campaign.
Now the big question in IT Business Industry is that as Dinesh Malkani quits, who will take over the Hot Seat of Cisco India Head. As per the reports, the big decision is to be taken soon and Cisco is going to announce the name in the next two weeks. The company has already conducted an internal and external search for Malkani’s replacement.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Malkani will continue to be associated with Cisco till the end of September, and be in his role until July 31. To confirm the news Cisco has officially given the statement.
Cisco Statement from Cisco Asia-Pacific and Japan President Irving Tan via E-mail
Dinesh has played a key role in driving our growth, talent and digital transformation initiatives in India… This is a perfect time for a new leader to build on that foundation. Cisco continues to execute on its long-term strategic focus on India through its investments in innovation, skills development and digital transformation….
According to the sources Malkani is to take on a leadership role at a startup in India, however yet not confirmed the whereabouts. Malkani was not available for comments. He had joined Cisco in 2010 to lead the collaboration technologies team in Asia Pacific, Japan and China.