BlackBerry's top man in India takes a powder

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BlackBerry's top man in India takes a powder
BlackBerry has lost its top man in India. Managing Director Sunil Lalvani is leaving the manufacturer after joining the company in 2009. Prior to being named Managing Director, Lalvani was in charge of enterprise sales in India. Just a few weeks ago, he told the media that BlackBerry India was winning new business in the enterprise sector. BlackBerry's MDM product, BES12, has been doing well in the country according to the now departed executive.

Lalvani was named Managing Director of BlackBerry India two years ago and focused on enterprise rather than consumer sales. You would figure that this would make him extremely valuable to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who has a vision for the company that focuses on business, security and software.

BlackBerry has named Matthew Tonkin, VP, Carrier Sales and Distribution, as Lalvani's interim replacement. Tonkin will now be running BlackBerry India. In a statement released today, Varghese Thomas‎, BlackBerry India communications chief, said that a permanent replacement will be named soon.


source: Firstpost via BGR
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