An industry veteran with 26 years of experience, he has held key leadership roles in prominent companies like AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Jabra, and Cisco. He was President of Cisco India and SAARC from 2014 to 2017. Under him, Cisco significantly grew to over a billion USD. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director for Collaboration with Cisco, President for APJC for Jabra, and Country President of Avaya in Korea and China for a period of 12 years. As the Technical Director for key solutions across APJC for AT&T Lucent and Avaya, he spent three years in research and development (R&D) and built India’s first public voice mail system.
Dinesh is currently a member of Forbes Technology Council, an exclusive platform for senior-level technology executives and a member on the CII National Committee on IT & ITES for the year 2020-2021. Dinesh has also been on the NASSCOM Executive Council and is currently the Learning Chair of YPO Bangalore Chapter, a platform that enables networking with C-level executives. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in computers from Pune University and an MBA from SUNY Buffalo.