Ryan Perera is the VP & Country Head of Ciena Communications India. In his role, he is responsible for managing and developing Ciena's business across India & SAARC, which include sales, business development, engineering and operations support.
Perera joined Ciena India in March 2010 through the company’s acquisition of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business, where he held various leadership positions in the Asia-Pacific region. From 2005 to 2009, Perera led the technical sales support teams for the Asia operations of Nortel’s MEN business, and previously served in a variety of sales, marketing, product-related roles with Nortel in Australia and New Zealand.
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Perera began his career at SingTel Optus in Australia, where he held a number of positions in operations, engineering, planning and product marketing from 1995 to 2002.
Perera holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Business management & Strategy degrees from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) & The Wharton School of Management, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from NIT Warangal, India.
You can find him on LinkedIn.