NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that it has appointed Vishal Dhupar as Managing Director, Sales and Marketing for South Asia, responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of its business in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan, effective immediately.
Dhupar previously served for five years as managing director for India and South Asia at Symantec, following a similar position at Autodesk. He has also held a variety of sales leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics and Digial Equipment Corp.
"India is among NVIDIA's most important markets and Vishal Dhupar has an exceptional background to lead our activities there," said Bernhard Gleissner, NVIDIA's Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. "His deep understanding of the local market, his tested management record and his outstanding sales skills will position us for continued growth there."
NVIDIA has more than 1,000 employees in India, based in offices in Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai, with a strong focus on engineering across the full range of its visual- and parallel-computing businesses.
Following Dhupar's appointment, Daniel Saison, who was previously Sales Director, Middle East, India and Africa, will focus entirely on the Middle East and Africa.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The Company holds more than 1,600 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights which are fundamental to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.in.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the effect Mr. Dhupar will have on our growth in India; and the impact of the company's patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of faster or more efficient technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended August 1, 2010. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.