The Apple has appointed Ashish Chowdhary as Country Manager for India overseeing the sales function, the Apple company confirmed to IndianExpress.com. Ashish Chowdhary was earlier the Customer Operations Officer (COO) at Nokia, where he joined in 2003. He will take charge in January 2019. Apple CEO Tim Cook had in an earnings call recently said how the company has a “long-term focus on the market” in India.
Ashish Chowdhary’s appointment can be seen as a move in this step, especially with getting in a global leader with Indian background. Originally from Delhi, Chowdhary has held various leadership positions in Nokia, including Head of Asia Middle East & Africa and Head of Global Services Business Unit. His role will also make him site leader working with all functional leaders and teams across India.
Ashish Chowdhary, who was country head of Nokia networks in India from 2003 to 2007, holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India; Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Emory University, Atlanta; and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.