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Exodus at Nortel in India

Ganjoo Goes To MS; Ravi Chauhan Joins Juniper

Sujit John | TNN

Bangalore: Avayas acquisition of Nortels enterprise solutions business is pushing several of Nortels executives based in India to move out.

Ravi Chauhan, who has been the companys global head for communications enabled business solutions since March 2008, is moving to Juniper Networks as managing director.

Dhananjay Ganjoo, vice president for enterprise networks in Nortel Asia, moved last week to Microsoft India as its head for the telecom vertical . Both Chauhan and Ganjoo are based in Bangalore and will continue to do so. Chauhan, who has held multiple positions in Nortel including that of MD of its Indian operations during 2006 and 2007, steps into a position that was vacated a few days ago by Nagendra Venkaswamy.

Venkaswamy, who was in networking and security solutions company Juniper for several years and prior to that in PSI Data Systems, has joined Tejas Networks, a Bangalore-based telecom infrastructure company founded in 2000.

Avaya acquired the Nortel enterprise unit for $900 million last month. Sources in Nortel say senior executives in the company are uncertain about their positions under the new dispensation and hence are looking for alternatives. The telecom vertical in Microsoft that Ganjoo is joining is said to be a new one in India for the software giant. But this could not be confirmed.

Source: Times of India, for Knowledge Exchange and not for any commercial gains