Sundar N Balasubramanian, who stepped down last month as the channel chief for VMware India, has joined cyber security company Check Point Software Technologies as Managing Director for the India and SAARC region.
Bhaskar Bakthavatsalu who was holding this position until recently, has been promoted to take on a global role. The changes are effective immediately, according to a statement.
As Managing Director for India and SAARC, Sundar will be responsible for Check Point’s continued growth in the region. He will report to Sharat Sinha, Vice President (VP) / General Manager (GM), Asia-Pacific & Japan.
Balasubramanian has nearly three decades of experience in information technology and has held key positions with companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and EMC-VMware. Balasubramanian started his career with IBM as product manager in 1993.
In his five years with EMC he held roles of senior director, Customer Support Services, Global Servicer and also director and general manager, Strategy & Business Productivity. Prior to that he spent over eight years with Microsoft in different strategic roles from 1999 to 2007.
In his last job in VMware, where he joined in January of 2015, he led the partner and alliances team managing distributors, resellers, SIs, OEMs, ISVs, Technology Alliance Partners and cloud service providers.
“I am very excited to welcome to Check Point Sundar Balasubramanian, an industry veteran who has contributed to some of the world’s most established technology brands. I believe with Sundar’s leadership and experience, we will continue to drive success for Check Point, its partners and customers in India and SAARC,” Sharat Sinha, VP/GM, Asia-Pacific & Japan said.
Balasubramanian has a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
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