FireEye has appointed Shrikant Shitole as the Senior Director and Country Head for India. Based in Mumbai, Shitole is now in charge of leading FireEye’s growth efforts in India.
He is a security industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. Shitole has held senior positions at several firms in the IT and telecommunication segment, including Cisco, Nelco Ltd. (Tata Enterprise), Avaya and Sify. Most recently he was the Managing Director of Symantec’s enterprise security business in India, the company said in a statement.
“Cyber security has never been more important to our firms, to our people, and to our national security. At FireEye, I plan to lead our efforts to assist more Indian organizations to protect themselves from cyber threats,” said Shitole.
“India’s rapid growth and embrace of technology have significantly increased awareness of cyber security challenges. This has created some significant opportunities for FireEye, and I’m confident Shrikant will capitalize on this and help FireEye to expand the base of organizations we help protect in India,” said Eric Hoh, President for Asia Pacific and Japan, FireEye.
FireEye helps protect a number of high profile Indian organizations against cyber threats. The company has a significant research and development operation center in Bangalore which helps create the company’s future offerings, the statement added.