Symantec names former Cisco MD as new APJ sales boss

Symantec names former Cisco MD as new APJ sales boss

Replaces Adrian Jones, who has been promoted to a global role

Symantec has appointed, Sanjay Rohatgi, to lead sales in its enterprise security business and support partners across the Asia-Pacific, Japan region.

Based in Singapore, Rohatgi will be responsible for growing the company’s presence and market position across the region, in addition to leading business operations and business development.

Rohatgi takes over from Adrian Jones who has been promoted to executive vice president for worldwide sales for Symantec.

Prior to his appointment as the senior vice president for Symantec in APJ, Rohatgi was vice president – Sales for Symantec in India responsible for leading the business and driving growth across the enterprise security and information management businesses.

Rohatgi joined Symantec after working at Cisco, where most recently, he held the position of managing director, service Provider for India and SAARC.

He was responsible for leading Cisco’s business with telecom service providers and cable operators across the region.

At Cisco, he was also managing director for Indonesia for two years and prior to this, led the Service Provider Group for Asia based out of Singapore.

Before joining Cisco, Rohatgi worked with Nortel Networks in Hong Kong, Telstra and BHP Billiton in Australia, and British Telecom in the United Kingdom.

Jones said it was exciting times for Symantec.

"At the highest level, our mission continues to be about keeping our customers safe from ever-evolving digital threats, so they are confident to move business forward,” he said.

“As we work to deliver innovation and value for our customers, I couldn’t think of a better successor than Sanjay to take over the role as APJ sales leader.

"He is a dynamic leader with a stellar track record of consistently outperforming targets, building strong teams and driving incredible growth. The future for Symantec is bright, the opportunities - especially here in APJ, are endless.”

Rohatgi said the need for protecting and managing information had never been more critical.

"Symantec is a proven and trusted leader in security with leading overall market share—twice the nearest competitor. The company’s security business sees more, analyzes more, and knows more about security threats than any other company in the world,” he said.

“Advancing relationships with our key customers to ensure they have a world class experience with Symantec is my top priority. We have a strong leadership team in place in APJ that is capable of accelerating our growth and I look forward to working closely with them to further enhance our position as a market leader."

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