Check Point Software Technologies has made two strategic senior hires to lead its teams and partner networks to capitalise on growth opportunities in the India market.

Harish Kumar has been appointed head of enterprise, India, Check Point Technologies. He brings to his role over 25 years of IT experience and has held key positions at HP, IBM and HCL. He will lead the teams overseeing the banking and financial services verticals, IT and ITES sectors and the Telecom vertical.

Shivin Sharma has been appointed head – commercial business & channel sales for India and South Asia, Check Point Software Technologies. His extensive IT experience includes key positions at Automation Anywhere, IBM, SAP and VMware. In his role he will be responsible for Check Point’s partner ecosystem in India. He will also lead the company’s progress in manufacturing, pharma, new age companies, as well as tier 2 and 3 market coverage.

Commenting on the development, Sundar N Balasubramanian, managing director, India and SAARC region, Check Point Software Technologies, “As we go into a new decade and India continues to develop at an accelerated pace, cybersecurity has become front of mind for CIOs and business leaders who want to protect their organizations against increasingly complex threats. With the appointment of Harish and Shivin, and their collective experience, I believe Check Point is well-positioned to leverage the opportunities in the market and meet the needs of organizations across all segments in India.”