BlackBerry India has appointed Narendra Nayak as MD. The position has been vacant since the exit of Sunil Lalvani in June 2015. Nayak will be responsible for driving the company’s software and services business through all channels in India – direct enterprise customers, network operators and distribution partners. He will also be responsible for BlackBerry’s growing eco­system of indirect channels such as value-added reseller, systems integrator and reseller partners. Nayak joins BlackBerry from venture-funded software firm Linguanext Technologies. In the past he has worked with CSC, IBM, Motorola and Digital Equipment India.