Xperio Labs appoints Ericsson's Vineet Somakumar as VP & GM

MUMBAI: Xperio Labs announced that Vineet Somakumar has joined the company as VP & GM, Somakumar would be primarily responsible for the P&L of the sales organization with sharp focus on South Asia and other emerging markets.

Earlier Somakumar worked as the head of media sales and TV¬media Practice (Ericsson) in India. He took Ericsson to a leadership position in the cable sector besides maintaining its leadership position in the broadcast/DTH space. Besides South Asia, Somakumar also managed the sub Saharan Africa business for Ericsson for a brief period.

Prior to joining Tandberg/Ericsson, he also worked for global brands namely Cisco/Scientific  Atlanta,  Siemens &  Alcatel  both  in  the  Service  Provider  & Enterprise space.

On his appointment Somakumar said, “The consumer IoT space is soon getting at an inflection point and Xperio labs is well positioned to lead this space in emerging market. I am excited to start a new chapter with Xperio. Having worked with most of the founding team members in Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, it's a kind of home coming for me".

Commenting upon Somakumar's appointment Xperio Labs president Roshan D’Souza said,  “Vineet   brings  along  with   him   wealth  of  experience,   industry knowledge  and  strong  CXO  relationships  in the  Service  Provider  space. I’m confident Vineet will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients enabling them to offer their subscribers the best of Consumer IoT”

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