F5 appoints Pratik Shah as Managing Director for India and SAARC region

F5 has appointed Pratik Shah as the Managing Director for its operations in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. In this capacity, Pratik will lead efforts to implement F5’s growth strategy in India and SAARC, integrating comprehensive solutions and competitive security offerings, and positioning F5 as the preferred partner for customers to develop, secure, and manage adaptive applications.

He will succeed Dhananjay Ganjoo, who has retired on May 3rd, 2024. Welcoming Pratik to the new role, Dhananjay says, “Over the past few years, while collaborating closely with Pratik, I have witnessed his extensive industry knowledge and leadership skills, which proved to be a huge asset to F5. Pratik’s reputation as a leading expert in business development & sales strategy makes him the perfect fit to spearhead F5’s business in this region. India is a crucial market for F5, and with the country’s ambitious digital transformation plans, there’s a strategic opportunity to leverage F5’s multicloud application services. Pratik’s diverse experience will undoubtedly be of value to F5’s success.”

Adam Judd, Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, China and Japan also adds, “Dhananjay’s leadership and dedication have been instrumental in F5’s growth in the India and SAARC market. We are immensely grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best as he begins this new chapter. We are also thrilled to announce Pratik Shah’s promotion as Dhananjay’s successor. Pratik’s track record and deep understanding of the business give us full confidence in his ability to drive continued success for F5 in the region.

Recognized for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the Indian industry, Pratik brings nearly two decades of experience driving impactful business outcomes. Throughout his career, he has successfully led sales growth initiatives for companies. Joining F5 in 2019, Pratik played a pivotal role in establishing and expanding the company’s sales operations in the Western region of India. His outstanding performance led to a promotion in 2022 to Director of Sales, where he oversees the India Enterprise business.

Speaking on his new role, Pratik Shah said, “I’m honored to step into the role of Managing Director at F5. I’m committed to continue making our customers’ jobs easier through our portfolio of solutions and help drive maximum business outcomes across all industries. Having spent my career championing exceptional customer and employee experiences, I’m confident that F5’s current suite of solutions offers immense value for the Indian customers.

Prior to F5, he held leadership roles across leading enterprise and telecom organizations including Palo Alto, Juniper Networks and Extreme Networks.

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