Symantec India Head Vishal Dhupar Quits

By Yogesh Gupta Oct 5th 2010

Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director of Symantec India, has quit the security firm after a five year stint at its helm. Based out of Bangalore, Dhupar was spearheading India operations for the security vendor since September 2005. According to a statement by Symantec India Office, Dhupar will be leaving Symantec on October 12, 2010 to pursue new career aspirations. There is large speculation amongst IT industry circle  that he would head the India operations at NVIDIA.

Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director of Symantec India, has quit the security firm after a five year stint at its helm. Based out of Bangalore, Dhupar was spearheading India operations for the security vendor since September 2005. According to a statement by Symantec India Office, Dhupar will be leaving Symantec on October 12, 2010 to pursue new career aspirations. There is large speculation amongst IT industry circle and partner community that he would head the India operations at NVIDIA.

Eric Hoh, Vice President, Asia South region, Symantec, will lead the India team while the vendor is actively scouting for a new leader to replace Dhupar.

Less than 10 months ago another veteran Symantec official Ajay Verma, who was the Director of Channels and Alliances, had quit to join Dassault Systemes, a vendor of PLM solutions.

With top two officials of Symantec quitting in less than a year, the channel partner community are a bit wary of company’s roadmap and partner strategy. However Symantec statement mentions, “Symantec has been operating in the India market since many years with a strong team in place and maintains its priority to continue providing the best possible service to customers and partners.”

In his role at Symantec, Dhupar led the India sales team and capitalized the potential opportunity in the security solutions space in India. Over past couple of years, the vendor has strengthened its position across enterprise customers through new technologies like DLP and also made an effort to address large SMB customer base.

According to Symantec, during his five-year tenure with the company Dhupar led the India team and helped in establishing Symantec as a trusted provider of security, storage, and systems management solutions for customers. “We thank Vishal Dhupar for all his contributions and wish him every success for the future,” the statement adds.

The development of top executives of vendor companies switching jobs never seems to end. In past few months, Vivek Anand, Country Manager of CommVault moved out. Sunil Jose – MD of Sybase (a SAP company) joined rival Oracle while Ashish Dhawan shifted from Microsoft and is now VP and Country Manager, India & South Asia at Juniper Networks.

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