New York based telecommunications player Verizon has elevated long serving employee Vijayaraman Subramanian as the vice president and managing director of Verizon India.
Verizon India is a global capability centre for the company’s worldwide operations.
Subramanian, who has been with Verizon for over 18 years, will now handle innovation in emerging areas such as 5G and others.
The new CEO will take over from Kalyani Sekar, who has moved to the US to take a global role as the vice president of data engineering.
Subramanian, who started out as a technical lead at Verizon in 2001, has led multiple business teams at roles such as the director of network systems, and the director of Verizon’s infrastructure and platform services.
His previous stint was with HCL Technologies, where he began his career as a trainee in 1998, helping his team create an open source firewall to safeguard HCL’s network, according to a statement.
His previous role within Verizon was as the executive director, a post he was handed in November 2020.
Subramanian is an alumnus of the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli and the University of Madras.
Verizon India currently has over 6000 employees in the country across Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The Indian team and plays a key role in the development of new technologies and Verizon’s global operations, the company said.