Ryan Perera is Vice President and Country Manager of Ciena India where he is responsible for managing and developing Ciena's business across India and SAARC, including sales, business development, engineering, and operations support.
Perera joined Ciena India in 2010 through the company’s acquisition of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks business, where he held various leadership positions in the Asia-Pacific region. At Nortel, Perera led the technical sales support teams for Asia operations and served in a variety of sales, marketing, product-related roles in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to Nortel, Perera began his career at SingTel Optus in Australia, where he held a number of positions over the span of seven years in operations, engineering, planning, and product marketing.
Perera holds several degrees including a master’s degree in telecommunications from University of New South Wales, business management and strategy degrees from the Australian Graduate School of Management and The Wharton School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering from NIT Warangal, India.
You can find him on LinkedIn.