Shrikant Shitole appointed India Chief at FireEye

Yogesh Gupta September 08, 2017

Former Symantec India MD Shrikant Shitole has been appointed as FireEye’s country head.

 

FireEye has announced new leadership for India. The intelligence-led security company has appointed Shrikant Shitole as new India chief.

FireEye has announced new leadership for India. The intelligence-led security company has appointed Shrikant Shitole as new India chief.

“Shrikant will be the senior director and country head for India. Based in Mumbai, Shitole is now charged with leading FireEye’s growth efforts in India,” confirmed an official statement by FireEye exclusively with IDG India. 

 

“India’s rapid growth and embrace of technology has created some significant opportunities for FireEye, and I’m confident Shrikant will capitalize on this and help FireEye to expand the base of organizations we help protect in India.”

 

                                                     Eric Hoh, President, APJ, FireEye

Shrikant was most recently managing director of Symantec’s enterprise security business in India in a stint spanning a little over two years.

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“Cybersecurity has never been more important to our firms, to our people, and to our national security. At FireEye I plan to lead our efforts to assist more Indian organizations to protect themselves from cyber threats,” said Shrikant Shitole in his new role as senior director and country head, FireEye India.

After Vishak Raman’s short stint of at FireEye; Subhendu Sahu was the acting country manager for the region. Vishak was the regional director for India at FireEye for nine months before he quit in April of 2017. Sahu is the managing director for commercial and retention sales for APJ at FireEye.

After a period of four months, FireEye has found Shrikant Shitole as the new India chief.

Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and Mandiant consulting to organizations across the globe. 

QUICK GLANCE : COUNTRY MANAGERS AT FIREEYE INDIA

Executive

Tenure @ FireEye

Present Role

Shrikant Shitole

Sept 2017

Senior Director & Country Head, FireEye India

Vishak Raman

Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

Director - Security Business, Cisco - India & SAARC

Ramsunder Papineni

Feb 2013 - Mar 2016

Regional Director, India & SAARC, ForeScout Technologies

In India too, FireEye helps protect a number of high profile Indian organizations against cyber threats. The company has a significant R&D center in Bangalore which helps create the company’s future offerings. Ramsunder Papineni was the first country manager for India when FireEye launched full-fledged operations in early 2013. Ramsunder led India team at FireEye for three years.

Commenting on the new leader for India, Eric Hoh, president, APJ at FireEye said, “India’s rapid growth and embrace of technology has significantly increased awareness of cyber security challenges. This has created some significant opportunities for FireEye, and I’m confident Shrikant will capitalize on this and help FireEye to expand the base of organizations we help protect in India.”

Shrikant is a security industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in information technology. Shitole has held senior roles at several firms in the IT and telecommunications segment, including Cisco, Nelco (Tata Enterprise), Avaya, Sify and the last role as India MD for Symantec.

Edited by : Vaishnavi J Desai

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