Juniper Networks has appointed Dinesh Verma as managing director (MD) of its India and SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) operations. Verma will be responsible for the go-to-market operations in the two regions. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, he was heading the sales division of BT Global Services, the global telecom services arm of British Telecom. In the past, he has held similar leadership roles at IBM, Cisco and Ericsson.