Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:24

Malik departs Akamai for Freshworks

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Sidharth Malik, Freshworks Sidharth Malik, Freshworks

Freshworks, a California-based cloud business software provider, has appointed Sidharth Malik to the newly created global position of chief revenue officer.

Malik brings over 22 years of global experience in the IT industry to Freshworks, having served in sales leadership and general management roles at Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and, most recently, Akamai Technologies.

He joins Freshworks after a successful career at Akamai Technologies over the last five years, where he served as the managing director, overseeing all operations of the company in India.

“We are very excited to have Sidharth join Freshworks at a key inflection point in our journey,” said Girish Mathrubootham, chief executive and founder, Freshworks.

“We believe his valuable experience in building global teams, expanding markets and growing revenues make him an ideal choice to further accelerate our growth at Freshworks.”

“With its refreshing suite of business software, I believe we are well positioned to transform the way our customers engage with their customers and employees,” Malik said.

“I look forward to partnering with Girish and the entire team at Freshworks as we expand our product portfolio and partner deeper with our customers globally.”

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