BlackBerry’s India managing director Narendra Nayak has quit the company, two years after joining.
Nayak was responsible for driving BlackBerry’s software and services business through all channels in India, direct enterprise customers, network operators, distribution partners and BlackBerry’s growing ecosystem of indirect channels in India, which include value-added reseller (VAR), systems integrator and reseller partners.
Nayak, has over 30 years of experience in IT and telecom business management, joined BlackBerry from venture-funded software company Linguanext Technologies, where he was responsible for growing the business in India and across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to Linguanext, Nayak held executive roles at organisations including CSC, IBM, Motorola and Digital Equipment India.
Shantanu Srivastava, Vice President of the Asia Pacific and Japan is now overseeing the India operations.
Confirming the appintment, a BlackBerry spokesperson stated,
“Narendra Nayak has departed BlackBerry and we thank him for his contribution to the company,”
“India is a very important market for BlackBerry, a leader in cybersecurity and we continue to grow our business and support our customers and partners under the leadership of Shantanu Srivastava, VP BlackBerry Asia Pacific, and Japan,”