Avaya Appoints Priyadarshi Mohapatra as MD

He replaces Rajeev Mittal who quit last month

avaya-priyadarshiAvaya has appointed Priyadarshi Mohapatra as the new Managing Director, India and SAARC. He joins Avaya from SAP where he was heading Ecosystem, Channels and General business. He was with SAP for the last six years. In Avaya, Priyadarshi will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the India operations, managing India business priorities, and enhancing Avaya’s position as a leading business communications company. As well as delivering solutions to customers across India in the Unified Communications, Video Collaboration, Customer Experience Management and Data Networking space, he will also play a key role in strengthening channel partner relations and driving significant growth in the mid-market segment.

“India represents an exciting growth opportunity for Avaya and is an important part of our Global Growth Markets sales theatre. Priyadarshi’s addition will enable us to accelerate our business momentum in the country. He brings tremendous experience and strong leadership skills to Avaya and his understanding of the technology and partner ecosystem will be instrumental in putting our business on a high growth trajectory.” Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Global Growth Markets, Avaya

Prior to joining SAP, Priyadarshi was with Sun Microsystems where he conceived the retail practice business in India and in two years turned it into the most successful new practice. He previously co-founded, Oyzterbay, a venture capital funded jewelry chain that became the second largest jewelry retail chain in India. Priyadarshi holds a Chemical Engineering degree from NIT Rourkela and a post-graduate degree in management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

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