New Delhi: Software security solutions firm McAfee on Wednesday said it has appointed Anand Prahlad as Managing Director (Operations) for its India business.

Beginning October 1, Prahlad, currently Vice President of Engineering for Endpoint Security, will assume the role of India Managing Director (Operations), McAfee said in a statement.

Prahlad joined McAfee two-plus years ago from CommVault, where he worked for sixteen years in product development.

In his new role, Prahlad will be supported by leaders of the McAfee India Executive Team and he will also maintain his current role as a VP in the Endpoint Security group.

Prahlad replaces Sridhar Jayanthi, who has led the research and development operations at McAfee India for past 10 years.
Jayanthi, who is taking a six-month leave of absence, will return to McAfee in 2013 and will be based in the US in a new role.

He will be responsible for R&D's global strategy and execution on mergers and acquisitions and will play an instrumental role in steering the company's portfolio management efforts, the statement said.

Jayanthi will continue to report directly to Bryan Barney, Executive Vice President of Product Operations, it added.

McAfee India, which employs 1,450 people across different job functions, is also the largest R&D group and the largest site globally.


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