In a recent development, Qlik appointed Ankur Goel as its Managing Director for India. He replaces Arun Balasubramanian who was appointed as the Managing Director in January 2018.
In his new role, Goel will be responsible for bolstering Qlik’s local operations and leveraging his expertise to drive stronger countrywide growth. According to the announcement, he will report to Geoff Thomas, the company’s regional senior vice-president for the Asia Pacific region.
Goel has 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunication industry and has worked with companies such as Cisco, Ericsson, Tata, and Siemens. In his earlier role as MD of Poly, he was in charge of the India and SAARC business for the company. He has also carried cloud collaboration strategies as a part of Cisco and has been instrumental in relationship building with service providers.
Qlik has been working hard on increasing data literacy in the country and has built a strong market for itself in the last few years. “Ankur’s cross-industry experience of leading teams and his business management skills will be the key to unlocking the next level of transformational growth for the company in India,” said Geoff Thomas, senior vice-president APAC, Qlik.
Goel was quoted as saying that he is looking forward to contributing to company’s growth in India as well as its long-term vision of creating a data-literate world. “Data is the one link that can enable enterprises, institutions, and projects to make sense of the fragmented, diverse, and complex Indian market,” he said.
Qlik delivers intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualization, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics and reporting. It boasts of over 50,000 customers globally.
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