April 28, 2015 – Since announcing its plan to separate into two publicly traded companies, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today reached another important milestone by appointing Sanjay Rohatgi as the sales leader to lead and drive growth across its enterprise security business and support customers and partners in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). Based in Singapore, Rohatgi will be responsible for growing the company’s presence and market position across the region, in addition to leading business operations and business development.
Rohatgi takes over from Adrian Jones who has been promoted to executive vice president for worldwide sales for Symantec. Prior to his appointment as the senior vice president for Symantec in APJ, Rohatgi was vice president – Sales for Symantec in India responsible for leading the business and driving growth across the enterprise security and information management businesses.
An industry veteran, Rohatgi has worked in the Information Communication Technology industry for more than 24 years in various roles across multiple geographies. Rohatgi joined Symantec after an illustrious career at Cisco where most recently, he held the position of Managing Director, Service Provider for India and SAARC. In this capacity, Rohatgi was responsible for leading Cisco’s business with telecom service providers and cable operators across the region. Under his leadership, Cisco was recognised for local innovation and leveraging India based R&D to create market specific solutions.
At Cisco, Rohatgi has also been the Managing Director for Indonesia for two years and prior to this, led the Service Provider Group for Asia based out of Singapore.Before joining Cisco, Rohatgi worked with Nortel Networks in Hong Kong, Telstra and BHP Billiton in Australia, and British Telecom in the United Kingdom.
“These are exciting times for Symantec – at the highest level, our mission continues to be about keeping our customers safe from ever-evolving digital threats, so they are confident to move business forward,” said Adrian Jones, executive vice president, worldwide sales, Symantec. “As we work to deliver innovation and value for our customers, I couldn’t think of a better successor than Sanjay to take over the role as APJ sales leader. He is a dynamic leader with a stellar track record of consistently outperforming targets, building strong teams and driving incredible growth. The future for Symantec is bright, the opportunities – especially here in APJ, are endless!”
“The need for protecting and managing information has never been more critical. Symantec is a proven and trusted leader in security with leading overall market share—twice the nearest competitor. The company’s security business sees more, analyzes more, and knows more about security threats than any other company in the world,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, senior vice president, Symantec, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Advancing relationships with our key customers to ensure they have a world class experience with Symantec is my top priority. We have a strong leadership team in place in APJ that is capable of accelerating our growth and I look forward to working closely with them to further enhance our position as a market leader.”
Rohatgi holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Opto-Electronic from Strathclyde University, U.K. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics & Telecommunications from India.