Minhaj Zia quits Cisco to join Polycom

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 07, 2013

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Minhaj Zia, who was heading the UC and collaboration at Cisco, India and SAARC has recently joined its competitor Polycom as Managing Director, India & SAARC. In his new role, Minhaj will be responsible for leading Polycom’s growth and revenue share in the region, and driving new opportunities in the company’s key South Asian markets.

With nearly two decades of experience in enterprise communications, especially in India and SAARC countries, Minhaj will drive growth by addressing the needs of the video conferencing market in the region. Besides working with Polycom’s extensive partner network, Minhaj will also concentrate on enhancing business development and customer relationship management.

“On a global and regional scale, India is a crucial market for Polycom with remarkable potential for further growth. I am extremely pleased that Minhaj has joined us as a key member of our highly experienced leadership team in Asia,” said Michael Alp, President, Polycom Asia Pacific.

“The role of technology to enable collaboration has become crucial, as organizations see the benefits of a more connected and productive workforce,” stated Minhaj who replaces Neeraj Gill who has joined Microsoft as Group Director, OEM. 

He mentioned that in India, video conferencing for SMBs in particular has seen significant growth, while larger organisations are adopting video collaboration as mission-critical to daily operations. “With a range of innovative video and voice collaboration solutions for businesses of all sizes, we are well-placed to address the demands of the market,” he said. The recent Forbes Asia Fab 50 listing shows an increase in the number of top Asian companies using Polycom voice and video collaboration solutions for more effective collaboration. As the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), Polycom now counts 74% of the companies listed amongst its customers; an increase from 70% of Forbes’ 2012 list.

The UC vendor has also recently launched a Guide to Collaborating Across Borders, a new resource designed to help the C-suites understand how the effective use of video collaboration across the globe can help business drive more revenue.