Effective immediately, Zia will lead growth and expansion plans as Vice President for Polycom in India, SAARC & SEA. Relocating to Singapore, he will focus on accelerating growth for the SEA region – which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
First appointed to the company in October 2013, Zia has been credited for leading the company’s business in India with outstanding success including 32% year on year growth, doubling presence from 35 cities to over 70, and rolling out new go-to-market and partner strategies for increased coverage of the public, mid-market and SMB sectors. In 2015, Polycom achieved double digit growth in the Indian video conferencing market which Zia widely credits to new market expansion.
Zia also led his team to successfully address opportunities from emerging markets such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan by investing in these countries and extending partnerships.
“Under Minhaj’s leadership, India and SAARC has become one of the top performing Polycom sales regions in the world. Not only have the results been outstanding in terms of revenue growth and market share, but he has also built a world class leadership team that has consistently outperformed,” said Geoff Thomas, President, Polycom Asia Pacific. “Where it makes sense, we will leverage the similarities between India, SAARC and the SEA region, such as the go-to-market and channel ecosystem, while also recognising the unique attributes of each market.“
“I am truly excited to be leading the SEA business for Polycom. As with other regions in Asia Pacific, we look to drive growth through focused execution and ensuring that we are resourced correctly in each market, whether through right products, price points or partner relationships,” said Zia. “While this region is diverse and no country is alike, I believe that success is achieved when you are empowered with the right information on each market to make decisions that will expedite growth. I look forward to leading the Polycom business in India, SAARC and the SEA region to continued success.”