Altaf Halde Quits Kaspersky Lab, Shrenik Bhayani New GM for South Asia
Industry veteran Altaf Halde has moved out of Kaspersky Lab. The security vendor has come up with the official announcement. The company has also appointed Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.
“I would like to thank Altaf for his great contribution to Kaspersky Lab. With his leadership and contribution, the Kaspersky brand was built and now is widely recognized as a top leading cybersecurity brand within the South Asia region,” Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab APAC said in a statement.
“I will be shortly taking over an exciting and challenging responsibility in the cyber security solutions & services business. I personally thank my colleagues, channel partners, clients and media for the support during my tenure,” said Halde.
Shrenik will be based at Kaspersky Lab’s South Asia office in Mumbai. Commenting on his new post, he said, “This is one of the best times to be working in the technology space and I am thrilled to be joining the world’s cybersecurity leader. The launch of Kaspersky Lab’s 2018 consumer technology has shown sustained success for the company’s flagship suite. I look forward to see tremendous opportunities ahead for the company as we execute a strong strategy to help protect businesses in critical industrial environments in the entire South Asian region.”
With over 17 years of sales leadership experience across the information & communication technology sector in the South Asia market, Shrenik lists channel sales, distribution, business development to solution design, and support services among his areas of expertise. He also has a strong record of building channels and generating sources of revenue for a variety of system integrators, enterprises and SMB companies.
“He will be instrumental in helping me and the team in building and developing our go-to-market (GTM) strategy to support our growth journey for the entire South Asia business. His ability to mix between sales and channels will enable close alignment with priorities and growth objectives of Kaspersky Lab South Asia,” said Stephan.
Shrenik’s previous assignments include serving as country manager for the India & South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) businesses at Unify India. Under his leadership, the business has been transformed from a more or less 100 percent direct sales to a complete indirect sales model. Shrenik has also held leadership positions in several other organization including Avaya and Orange Business Services. He holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from Mumbai, India.