Cisco announced the appointment of Anil Bhasin to lead its services division in India and Saarc region. An industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, Bhasin began his Cisco career in 2001, as the head of its Banking and Finance (BFSI) and Commercial business for the western region, where he doubled the revenue for both businesses. Based in Mumbai, Bhasin will report to Glen Cox, VP, Cisco services, Asia Pacific, Japan and China.
As part of his mandate, Bhasin will oversee the build-up of momentum for Cisco Services, driving smart services adoption and helping customers and partners plan, build, and manage Cisco technologies and solutions for success. Cisco's differentiated smart services are critical to this progression, by providing customers with insight into their network's behavior and status, and proactively addressing potential issues.
"Continued momentum around our collaborative partner approach and smart service capabilities remain vital to the health of our services business and Cisco's growth overall," said Cox, adding, "I look forward to Bhasin and his team's success as we continue to build and evolve our Services business over the next year."
"Cisco Services is a critical component of our evolution from an IT product to a technology solutions company. I look forward to leading this team and ensuring that Services continues to be a strategic asset and a competitive advantage for Cisco," added Bhasin.
Prior to joining Cisco, Bhasin worked at Getronics (formerly known as Wang Global) as national sales manager, Dubai and Computer World in Bahrain. He will take charge of this growing business unit from Srivalsan Ponnachath, who led Cisco Services in India.