McAfee India Appoints Anand Prahlad as Head of Operations

McAfee has announced two changes in the research and development (R&D) organization that will predominantly impact the company’s India office, and, over time, evolve the organization’s approach to product operations on a global level.

Beginning October 1, Anand Prahlad, currently Vice President of Engineering for Endpoint Security, will assume the role of Managing Director of Operations, McAfee India. Prahlad joined McAfee two-plus years ago from CommVault, where he worked for sixteen years in product development and was a key member of the executive team that led CommVault through a successful IPO in 2006. In his new role, Prahlad will be supported by the leaders of the McAfee India Executive Team in driving the maturity and success of the site. He will also maintain his current role as a VP in the Endpoint Security group.

Company veteran Sridhar Jayanthi, who led McAfee India for the past ten years, will take a six-month leave of absence to spend more time with his family. Upon his return to McAfee in 2013, Jayanthi will be based in the United States in a new role where he will be responsible for R&D’s global strategy and execution on mergers and acquisitions. He will also be instrumental in steering the company’s portfolio management efforts. Jayanthi will continue to report directly to Bryan Barney, Executive Vice President of Product Operations.

23-Aug-2012 06:15:07