On 11 September 2019, multinational technology company Cisco announced that Garsen Naidu has been appointed as the new Country Manager for South Africa. Garsen has been with Cisco for 8 years and was recently the Head of the Partner and System Engineering organisations for Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Garsen has led our Partner and System Engineering division for two years now, with a sales team that is focused on unearthing partnerships that enhance the digital transformation journeys of Cisco customers. His ability to deliver customer-centric technology solutions, his inherent technology talent and his aptitude for solving complex problems have made him a valuable member of our team, and I am excited for him to now head up our SA operations. Cisco strongly believes in promoting from within first and our other recent senior leadership appointments are also testaments to this,” said Clayton Naidoo, GM: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cisco.
Naidu began his professional career as a Software Development Engineer in the aerospace industry. He began his career in sales after re-designing the sales strategy at a South African aerospace company. This led to Naidu successfully concluding deals for the company in East Asia. Naidu joined Cisco as an Account Manager in 2011. He was appointed as Client Executive in 2012 and in 2014 was promoted to Regional Sales Manager: Public Sector and Enterprise Solutions. Naidu holds an MBA with distinction from GIBS, as well as a BSc in Engineering-Electrical-Information Systems and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me and I look forward to helping Cisco leverage the opportunities that lie ahead for FY20 while aligning our local priorities and vision to Cisco globally. This will ensure that we deliver the very best solutions to our customers here in SA,” commented Naidu.
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