President, Cisco India and SAARC

Sameer Garde is President of Cisco’s India and SAARC theater.

As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco’s objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.

Over a career spanning 27 years, Sameer has led several topperforming organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions. A proven leader, Sameer has built and managed global and regional businesses in India, Europe, USA and Asia.

Prior to joining Cisco, Sameer worked with and mentored a few emerging technology and B2C/distribution-related start-ups and as an executive coach and business consultant.

Earlier, as the President and MD for Dell India, he consolidated and stabilized the consumer and enterprise business for the company. During his nine-year stint in Dell in various sales and management leadership roles, he was instrumental in making Dell the number one hardware vendor in the country.

Sameer has served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and Country Head for Enterprise Business at Samsung India.

Sameer is a highly respected leader who maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

He holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Kolkata. Sameer dabbles in amateur long-distance running and photography, and is a driving-holiday enthusiast.