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Aruna Sundararajan, IT Secretary has been given additional charge of Secretary, Department of  Telecom. She replaces PK Pujari, who in addition to his post as Power Secretary, was named the telecom secretary, after JS Deepak was abruptly transferred.

Soumen (Sam) Ghosh has been appointed as managing director of financial services business, Bharti Enterprises.

Anshoo Gaur has been appointed as strategic advisor, telecom software offerings of Sterlite Technologies. He was working as CEO and funder of Praavega Systems.

Jayantha Prabhu has been appointed as head of its India business, AGC Networks Limited. He was earlier CIO at Essar Group.

Vishak Raman has been appointed as Cisco’s security architecture sales for India and SAARC. Earlier he was senior regional director for India and SAARC at FireEye.

Venkatraman Swaminathan has been appointed as vice president-IT Division, India Zone, Schneider Electric. He takes over from Nikhil Pathak, who has moved to a new role as the vice president-Strategy Deployment and Operations, ROW-IT Business at Schneider Electric.

Amy Barzdukas has been named as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Polycom, Inc. Prior to joining Polycom, Barzdukas was vice president of Worldwide Marketing for HP’s Business Personal Systems group.

Tarun Loomba has been appointed as executive vice president of solutions management, Polycom, Inc.

Niklas Heuveldop leads the newly formed Technology & Emerging Business unit, which combines the Corporate Strategy and Technology functions, Ericsson Research, Business Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Emerging Business, focused on the Internet of Things, as well as information technology and Ericsson’s digital transformation.

Muhammad Jumhari has been appointed as country head Indonesia, AppsDiscover.

Accenture has appointed Brian Irwin to lead its Industrial Group in North America. Irwin joins Accenture from A. T. Kearney.


HP has elevated Rajiv Srivastava to the regional position of chief operating officer and head of sales, strategy, and operations for Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Japan operations. Sumeer Chandra will replace Srivastava as MD and GM of HP India.

Micromax Informatics has elevated Shubhodip Pal as its new chief marketing and commercial officer and group head for VAS and online sales. He succeeds Shubhajit Sen. Pal was COO at Yu Televentures, a 100 percent subsidiary of Micromax Informatics.

Choi Kyung-sik, executive vice president, has been promoted as head of the mobile marketing, Samsung Electronics. Kyung-sik succeeds Lee Sang-chul, who has been reassigned to manage Southeast Asian operations.


Somdutta Singh has been elected as co-chair of the product council for 2017 by The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).

Gloria A. Flach, corporate vice president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been elected to Emerson’s board of directors.


Parikshit Roy, managing director, Compass India Support Services Pvt. Ltd., has resigned.

Jia Yueting, founder of LeEco, has stepped down as CEO but will remain chairman of the group’s main listed unit, Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp, Beijing.

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