Plantronics Names Ankur Goel as Managing Director, India & SAARC
New Delhi, March 4, 2019: Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) technology leader, today announced that it has appointed Ankur Goel as Managing Director for India & SAARC.
Goel will oversee both Plantronics and Polycom business in India and manage the company’s joint business spanning voice, video, content and cloud solutions for customers as they work, share, collaborate, and play. He is dedicated to providing customers with the best collaboration solutions to help their digital initiatives and expanding Plantronics’ footprint in the government, commercial and SMB sectors. He reports to Pierre-Jean Châlon, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.
With over 20 years of experience in enterprise communication, Goel has held several key leadership roles throughout his career and has extensive technology and sales capabilities with a proven track record of execution. Prior to this role, Goel served as Sales Director of India for Polycom and has been credited for leading the company’s success and growth in the commercial and government business sectors.
“It is an exciting time for the unified communications market in India. Video collaboration is no longer just a fancy term but has become a critical driver of productivity in the global marketplace. As new generations enter the workforce, expectations around being able to connect instantly, from any device or workspace are rising,” said Châlon. “The combination of Plantronics and Polycom is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity as the combined company delivers excellent collaboration experiences for every environment, workspace, and worker. I am excited to have Ankur lead the team in India. He is a respected industry veteran with an excellent track record of growing sales and improving operational efficiency in the market.”
“I am very excited about my new role. Over the next few months, our focus will be on bringing collaboration solutions to more tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India so more people can benefit from seamless, unified communications. We will work closely with customers across sectors to provide the best collaboration solutions to deliver the right foundation for their digital initiatives,” said Goel. “I look forward to building on our momentum and developing even stronger ties with our customers and wide ecosystem of partners.”
Plantronics and Polycom now offer an unparalleled portfolio of integrated, intelligent solutions that spans headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, and cloud services. This combined offering empowers people with the tools and flexibility they need to create the best experience when connecting to what is important to them. Plantronics has significant presence in Asia Pacific, with multiple offices in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.