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Akamai names Parimal Pandya as MD-APJ to drive growth & innovation

He will continue serving his current role of VP-media carrier sales

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NEW DELHI: Akamai Technologies has appointed Parimal Pandya as managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), in addition to his current role as VP of media and carrier sales, APJ. Pandya assumed this additional role on 1 October 2020.

In his expanded role as MD for APJ, Pandya will lead the business across the region in support of the company’s growth and innovation goals. As a seasoned leader with a keen focus on innovation and digital transformation, he has overseen the growth of some of the largest gaming and social media platforms, and facilitated Akamai’s collaboration with the biggest technology companies in the world. 

Pandya began his career at Akamai in 2003 as a product manager at the company’s Cambridge office in the U.S., where he was instrumental in the launch of Akamai’s web performance product line. He moved to Bengaluru in 2009, where he led the expansion of the company’s India operations and global mid-market go-to-market teams. Pandya extended his focus to Akamai’s business in APJ by setting up the company’s carrier strategy group, subsequently delivering key strategic partnerships with major telecom operators across Asia Pacific and Japan which paved the way for future growth and expansion.

Covid2019 has disrupted the smooth functioning and streamlined workflow of many companies, says Pandya. “Individuals and enterprises across a spectrum of industries have been compelled to quickly transform the ways they work and conduct day-to-day business—and the Akamai platform is playing a key role in this new work paradigm.”

Akamai Technologies co-founder and CEO Tom Leighton called Pandya a proven leader who is known for bringing teams together and delivering results. “Parimal’s successful track record of driving growth for our media and carrier business in the region make him an ideal choice for the post,” he added.

Prior to joining Akamai, Pandya founded and operated an e-commerce venture in New York City, and worked for a period in venture capital. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. Currently, he is based in Hong Kong.

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