Akamai Technologies has appointed Parimal Pandya as Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ), in addition to his current role as Vice President of Media and Carrier Sales, Asia Pacific & Japan.
In his new role, Pandya will lead the business across the region in support of the company’s growth and innovation goals. As a seasoned leader with a keen focus on innovation, and digital transformation, he has championed teams that have delivered record-breaking live sporting events online, overseen the growth of some of the largest gaming and social media platforms, and established Akamai as the trusted partner of choice for some of the world’s leading technology companies.
“Parimal’s track record of driving strategic growth and his successful leadership over his tenure at Akamai makes him an ideal leader for APJ. He has an incredible ability to bring teams together to collaborate in a dynamic environment and deliver results,” said Dr Tom Leighton, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Akamai Technologies.
Based in Hong Kong, Pandya began his career at Akamai in 2003 as a Product Manager in the US, where he was instrumental in the launch of Akamai’s Web Performance product line.
Bringing a global mindset to the rapidly expanding APJ marketplace, he moved to Bangalore, India in 2009 where he led the expansion of the company’s India operations and global mid-market go-to-market teams.
Pandya expanded his focus to Akamai’s business in APJ by setting up the company’s carrier strategy group and delivered key strategic partnerships with major telecom operators across the region paving the way for future growth and expansion. He then moved on to his current role to lead Akamai’s media and carrier business for APJ.