Polycom recently appointed Minhaj Zia, as its Vice President for India, SAARC & SEA.
Relocating to Singapore, he will focus on accelerating Polycom's growth for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region - which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Besides that, he will continue overseeing Polycom's operations in India and SAARC, as per his previous role in the company.
First appointed to the company in October 2013, Zia led Polycom's business in India to experience a 32 percent year-on-year growth, and doubled its presence from 35 cities to over 70. He also rolled out new go-to-market and partner strategies for increased coverage of the public, mid-market and small and medium-sized business (SMB) sectors. Thanks to his efforts, Polycom achieved double digit growth in the Indian video conferencing market last year.
Zia also led his team to successfully address opportunities from emerging markets such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan by investing in these countries and extending partnerships.
"Under Minhaj's leadership, India and SAARC has become one of the top performing Polycom sales regions in the world. Not only have the results been outstanding in terms of revenue growth and market share, but he has also built a world class leadership team that has consistently outperformed," said Geoff Thomas, President, Polycom Asia Pacific. "Where it makes sense, we will leverage the similarities between India, SAARC and the SEA region, such as the go-to-market and channel ecosystem, while also recognising the unique attributes of each market."
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