Dinesh Malkani is President of Cisco’s India and SAARC theatre. As President, Dinesh is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives, and investments in strategic alliances in the theatre. Under his leadership, Cisco is empowering its customers to create and deliver value as every city and company in India & SAARC becomes digital. With 23 years of leadership experience in the technology industry, Dinesh has deep expertise in working closely and strategically with a range of customers, and his passion for customer success is the foundation of the culture for his organization.
His experience working in R&D, systems engineering and sales has greatly contributed to the successful leadership positions in his earlier roles, including those as Country Manager in China and Korea. In 2010, Dinesh joined Cisco to lead the collaboration technologies team in APJC and helped drive it to a market leader position. In his career with Cisco, Dinesh has held a variety of leadership positions across the Enterprise, Public Sector and Service Provider businesses. He has played a key role in driving strategic initiatives that are helping customers embrace digitisation and achieve higher levels of innovation and productivity through technology.
Outside of Cisco, Dinesh is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and Co-Chair of the CII National Committee on Telecom & Broadband. Dinesh is also an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a platform that enables networking with C-level peers. A strong believer in corporate social responsibility, Dinesh serves on the board of the Parikrma Humanity Foundation, an NGO that provides quality education to marginalized children in India. Dinesh holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with an executive MBA from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.