Cisco appoints Saleh M. Munshi president of Asean ops
By Digital News Asia November 26, 2014
- Formerly at Dell and Lucent, to be based out of Singapore
- Responsible for owning and accelerating business strategies across Asean
CISCO Systems Inc has announced that Saleh M. Munshi (pic) has been appointed its new leader in Asean, reporting to Irving Tan, president for Cisco in Asia Pacific and Japan.
Based out of Singapore, Saleh will be responsible for owning and accelerating business strategies across Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Indochina region, the company said in a statement.
“Asean is truly at a cusp of transformation. The opportunities to drive connectivity and increase the competitiveness of Asean countries represent a huge opportunity for us as a region and as an organisation,” said Tan.
“I’m excited to have a leader with diverse cultural and regional experiences as well as a passion in building and leading teams to drive the strategic opportunities in connecting the unconnected in Asean,” he added.
Prior to Cisco, Saleh was responsible for all customer and partner segments including Enterprise, Public Sector, Mid-Market and Consumer at Dell Inc across Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh and 16 other developing countries in Asia Pacific. He had held various other positions at Dell.
Prior to his Dell tenure, he was director of Corporate Strategy & Strategic Marketing at Ciena and has held various other senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and product management at Lucent Technologies and Hughes Network Systems.
He has had the opportunity to live and work on four continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, North America – and calls Singapore home, Cisco said.
“South-East Asia is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, and I’m excited by the opportunities we have to create substantial economic development for the Asean countries through disruptive technologies like the mobile Internet, big data, industrial automation cloud, and the Internet of Things,” said Saleh.
“Our team is focused on creating sustainable and innovative business models for our customers, and our partner ecosystem as we move towards a future of a borderless economic community,” he added.
Saleh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School; a Master of Engineering from Cornell University; and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Leeds.
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