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.
Priyadarshi, a 17 year veteran of the industry, joins Avaya from SAP where he spent the last six years and held various leadership positions, most recently leading the Ecosystem, Channels and General Business for SAP across the Indian Subcontinent. Prior to joining SAP, Priyadarshi started the retail practice for Sun Microsystems 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.
“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,” said Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Global Growth Markets, Avaya
“Avaya takes organizations into the new age of collaboration with simple, intuitive solutions that address the core needs of Indian businesses. The new Avaya is all about growth with a laser focus on expanding our mid-market solutions base in India. With the company’s revolutionary business transformation, strong network of channel partners, and R&D focus in India, I look forward to delivering a full suite of solutions to our customers, and to drive more effective collaboration and a superior customer experience to drive business growth in India,” said Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya