NEW DELHI: Qualcomm Incorporated has appointed former BlackBerry India head Sunil Lalvani as vice president and president of Qualcomm India, as Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia exits the company.
Lalvani's appointment will be effective July 27 and he will report directly to Cristiano Amon, executive vice president and co-president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Lalvani has more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development, strategic planning and business operations across the IT and telecom sectors.
At BlackBerry, Lalvani was responsible for overseeing and driving BlackBerry's overall business strategy and growth in India and was focused on driving differentiated solutions for consumers and enterprise customers. Lalvani was also instrumental in leading a strong engagement with Carrier partners and ISV's in India, to drive uptake of BlackBerry's services portfolio in the India region.
Prior to that, Lalvani held the position of Director of Enterprise Sales. Lalvani also has worked at EMC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Cisco Systems and SITA Equant Network (now Orange Business Services). Lalvani holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Bombay University and a post graduate diploma in marketing management from Xavier's Institute of Management, India.
"I am pleased to welcome Sunil Lalvani as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. His broad industry experience and extensive leadership experience will enable us to strengthen existing strategic relationships, identify new opportunities for business growth and build new relationships in India," Amon said.