Rajesh Nambiar serves as Chairman and President of Ciena India. In this role, he is responsible for driving Ciena’s continued success and growth in the country. Rajesh helps guide local customers and partners on their network transformation journey, gives Ciena a voice within government and industry associations, and leads Ciena India’s growing employee base.
Previously, Rajesh was the General Manager and Global Leader of IBM’s $8 billion Application Services Business which built and managed software applications for clients worldwide. While based in Singapore, he was Managing Partner for Global Business Services at IBM for Southeast Asia where he led the consulting and application services business across six countries. He also served on the board of IBM India for more than 12 years.
Prior to joining IBM, Rajesh was with Tata Group for eighteen years and developed the company’s business for the Eastern region of the United States. He was a member of the Corporate Think Tank for Tata Consulting Services and established the company’s relationship with several Fortune 500 clients. He also served on the board of AP-Online, one of Tata’s joint ventures.
Rajesh holds a master’s degree in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute and an Advanced Management degree from Harvard Business School.
You can find him on Twitter at @RNamb or on LinkedIn.