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BlackBerry India appoints Narendra Nayak as Managing Director

  • BlackBerry has appointed Narendra Nayak as the Managing Director of
    its India operations to steer the Canadian handset maker’s restructuring
    efforts.

    • BlackBerry has appointed Narendra Nayak as the Managing Director of
      its India operations to steer the Canadian handset maker’s restructuring
      efforts.


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    • He replaces Sunil Lalvani, who had quit the organization in June.
      Based in New Delhi, Nayak will be responsible for driving BlackBerry’s software
      and services business through all channels in India – direct enterprise
      customers, network operators, distribution partners, the company said in a statement.
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    • Nayak will also be responsible for BlackBerry’s growing ecosystem of
      indirect channels in India that includes Value-Added Reseller (VAR), systems
      integrator and reseller partners, it added.
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    • Nayak joins BlackBerry from venture-funded software company
      Linguanext Technologies, where he was responsible for growing the business in
      India and across South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to Linguanext,
      he has held executive roles at CSC, IBM, Motorola, and Digital Equipment India.
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    • “Narendra joins us at a pivotal time, as we continue to
      transform our business from one fueled by the sale of smartphones, into the
      leading enterprise software provider focused on cross-platform mobile security
      and productivity,” BlackBerry President Global Sales, Carl Wiese said.
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    • These are exciting times for BlackBerry in India and the company
      looks forward to Nayak motivating the team and driving business in the market
      forward, he added.
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    • “I look forward to building our business here in India by
      ensuring we are helping enterprise and government organisations select and
      implement an end-to-end mobile security strategy – whatever the device or
      devices they are using,” Nayak said.
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    • Once an iconic business phone maker, BlackBerry has been struggling
      against competitors like Apple and Samsung in the global smartphone market.
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    • In May 2015, BlackBerry had said it will lay off an unspecified
      number of workers around the world, impacting those working on software,
      hardware, and application sides of the business. This is part of the company’s
      efforts to make its devices business profitable.

     

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