Pavan Gupta promoted to EMEA role at eSys

Pavan Gupta, general manager for eSys Middle East and Africa (MEA) has been promoted to the role of director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations at the distribution giant.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  March 5, 2006

Pavan Gupta, general manager for eSys Middle East and Africa (MEA) has been promoted to the role of director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations at the distribution giant. Gupta will now relocate to the Netherlands, from where he will manage the company’s 12 offices across Europe in addition to his present MEA responsibilities. “I feel proud and honoured at being vested with the additional charge of looking after the company’s operations in Europe,” said Gupta. “The new posting will help me to better integrate and expand eSys Technologies activities over a wider market, reaching out to an ICT user population with varying levels of PC penetration and IT skills.” Gupta has some 20 years experience in the IT industry and has developed a distinctive style of management, which has resulted in impressive performance for eSys’ MEA operations in recent years. “I believe that everyone wants to work,” said Gupta. “Employees are not magicians to conjure up the impossible. To get the best performance out of people, the manager needs to define his employees’ role clearly, chart out responsibilities, delegate enough authority and provide necessary resources. With proper inputs, things will get rolling on their own, and you need to get involved only in case a problem arises.” During his time at the helm of eSys’ MEA operations Gupta has overseen the launch of an assembly facility at Jebel Ali and boosted regional sales to US$143m in 2005 — a 46% increase over the previous year. Gupta also played a pivotal role in driving eSys’ development in new territories by establishing a reseller network in Iraq and opening representative offices in Morocco and South Africa. Before joining eSys, Gupta served as business manager for Acer Middle East. Prior to that role Gupta help positions with several IT companies in India including DCM Data Products, HCL and Fujitsu ICIM.

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