Apple Poaches Nokia Veteran to Head India Operations
Apple recently hired Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary to lead its India operation, according to multiple reports on Tuesday, a move that forwards ongoing efforts to break into the vast and largely untapped market.
Word of Chowdhary’s hire away from Nokia was first delivered by sources speaking to IANS, and later confirmed by IndianExpress.com.
Chowdhary will take over the role of country manager for India from current head Michel Coulomb in January 2019, the company said. Leaders of Apple’s India teams answer to the country manager, who is in large part responsible for stimulating regional sales in a rapidly growing market numbered at nearly 450 million users.