Nokia 2011Nokia on Friday announced the elevation of Sanjay Malik as the new Head of India market, effective from August 1.

He takes over from Sandeep Girotra, who will oversee the Asia-Pacific and Japan markets.

“In his new role, Sanjay will lead customer operations, drive the business growth strategy and superior customer engagement services for the India market. He will be based in Gurgaon,” a company statement said.

Malik is currently Head of Network Implementation at Nokia Global Services and is credited with efficiently driving growth and delivering strong performance both in terms of revenue and operational efficiency.

Girotra had been heading the Indian market since 2011.