BlackBerry has appointed Narendra Nayak as the Managing Director for the BlackBerry India operations. He will replace Sunil Lalvani, who had put his papers back in June. Mr. Nayak will be responsible for driving BlackBerry’s software and services business through all channels in India and it includes direct enterprise customers, network operations, distribution partners.
BlackBerry President Global Sales Carl Wiese said:
“Narendra joins us at a pivotal time, as we continue to transform our business from one fuelled by the sale of smartphones, into the leading enterprise software provider focused on cross-platform mobile security and productivity,”
Narendra Nayak said:
“I look forward to building our business here in India by ensuring we are helping enterprise and government organisations select and implement an end-to-end mobile security strategy – whatever the device or devices they are using.”
Mr. Nayak has 30 years of experience in IT & telecom business management. Before joining BlackBerry India, he worked at the venture-funded software company called Linguanext Technologies, where he was responsible for growing the business in India and across South East Asia, the Middle East & Africa.
Nayak will also be responsible for BlackBerry’s growing ecosystem of indirect channels in India that includes Value-Added Reseller (VAR), systems integrator and reseller partners.