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F5 appoints Pratik Shah as Managing Director for India and SAARC Region

Sumit Vishwakarma
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F5 appoints Pratik Shah

F5, a global leader in multi-cloud application security and delivery, announced the appointment of Pratik Shah as the Managing Director for its operations in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. 

In this role, Shah will be responsible for driving F5’s growth strategy in India and SAARC, bringing end-to-end solutions and competitive security offerings together, and establishing F5 as a preferred partner of choice for customers to create, secure, and operate adaptive applications.

Shah succeeds Dhananjay Ganjoo

Shah succeeds Dhananjay Ganjoo, who retired on May 3, 2024.


Welcoming Pratik to the new role, Ganjoo said, “Over the past few years, while collaborating closely with Pratik, I have witnessed his extensive industry knowledge and leadership skills, which proved to be a huge asset to F5. Pratik’s reputation as a leading expert in business development & sales strategy makes him the perfect fit to spearhead F5’s business in this region."

"India is a crucial market for F5, and with the country’s ambitious digital transformation plans, there’s a strategic opportunity to leverage F5’s multi-cloud application services. Pratik’s diverse experience will undoubtedly be of value to F5’s success," Ganjoo added.

Driving growth and innovation in the region

Adam Judd, Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, China, and Japan, highlighted the value of Shah's expertise: “Dhananjay’s leadership and dedication have been instrumental in F5’s growth in the India and SAARC market. We are immensely grateful for his contributions and wish him all the best as he begins this new chapter. We are also thrilled to announce Pratik Shah’s promotion as Dhananjay’s successor. Pratik’s track record and deep understanding of the business give us full confidence in his ability to drive continued success for F5 in the region.”

Shah's experience and vision for success

Known for his knowledge and expertise in the Indian industry space, and with almost two decades of experience, Shah has strategically driven impactful business results in his career, leading to significant sales growth.

He joined F5 in 2019 and was responsible for building the company’s sales business in the Western region of India. In 2022, he was promoted to Director of Sales to manage the India Enterprise business.

Speaking on his new role, Pratik Shah said, “I’m honoured to step into the role of Managing Director at F5. I’m committed to continuing to make our customers’ jobs easier through our portfolio of solutions and help drive maximum business outcomes across all industries. Having spent my career championing exceptional customer and employee experiences, I’m confident that F5’s current suite of solutions offers immense value for Indian customers.”

Strengthening F5’s market position in India and SAARC

F5 is a multi-cloud application security and delivery company committed to bringing a better digital world to life. F5 partners with the world’s largest, most advanced organizations to secure every app—on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. F5 enables businesses to continuously stay ahead of threats while delivering exceptional, secure digital experiences for their customers.

Under Shah's leadership, F5 aims to strengthen its market position by providing innovative and adaptive application solutions tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities within the region.

Prior to F5, Shah held leadership roles across leading enterprise and telecom organizations, including Palo Alto, Juniper Networks, and Extreme Networks. He is known for championing exceptional customer and employee experiences, aligning perfectly with F5's current suite of solutions.