Days after making announcement about new leadership in Asia Pacific (APAC) region, American audio and unified communication firm Plantronics said that it has appointed Ankur Goel as Managing Director for India & SAARC.
The compay which recently acquired Polycom said that Goel will oversee both Plantronics and Polycom business in India and manage the company’s joint business spanning voice, video, content and cloud solutions.
Goel will be responsible for expanding Plantronics’ footprint in the government, commercial and SMB sectors. He will report to Pierre-Jean Châlon, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.
Goel has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise communication. More recently, he was Sales Director of India for Polycom.
“It is an exciting time for the unified communications market in India. Video collaboration is no longer just a fancy term but has become a critical driver of productivity in the global marketplace. As new generations enter the workforce, expectations around being able to connect instantly, from any device or workspace are rising,” said Châlon.
“The combination of Plantronics and Polycom is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity as the combined company delivers excellent collaboration experiences for every environment, workspace, and worker. I am excited to have Ankur lead the team in India. He is a respected industry veteran with an excellent track record of growing sales and improving operational efficiency in the market, Châlon.
“I am very excited about my new role. Over the next few months, our focus will be on bringing collaboration solutions to more tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India so more people can benefit from seamless, unified communications. We will work closely with customers across sectors to provide the best collaboration solutions to deliver the right foundation for their digital initiatives,” said Goel. “I look forward to building on our momentum and developing even stronger ties with our customers and wide ecosystem of partners.”
After Plantronics acquired Polycom, the company has extended portfolio of integrated products and service spanning across headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, and cloud services. Plantronics has significant presence in Asia Pacific, with multiple offices in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.