Gahir to lead Telstra’s enterprise sales in continental Euro

Gahir to lead Telstra’s enterprise sales in continental Europe

03 June 2021 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Australian operator Telstra has put Gagun Gahir in charge of enterprise sales across continental Europe.

Gahir (pictured) had spent almost six years managing Telstra’s voice activities in the US and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) before her move.

At the same time Telstra has appointed Rob Robinson as head of Telstra Purple, a unit of the company that sells digital transformation to enterprise clients.

Robinson said: “We have always been about combining people, purpose and technology to achieve truly excellent results and goals. I am looking forward to stepping into my new role which will begin to shape a new chapter for Telstra Purple in EMEA, and help the company and our customers with their onward growth.”

Telstra said the appointments, in one of the company’s key markets. will help drive growth across EMEA.

Gahir, who is also Telstra’s head of diversity and inclusion for its international activities, said: “One of Telstra’s greatest strengths is our international network and our ability to serve European customers who are looking to connect to [the Asia Pacific] and other corners of the globe.”

In her new role, she will be responsible for managing the entire enterprise sales team across France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries and the Nordic regions.

Robinson was previous the head of the security domain at Telstra Purple, where he led a team to deliver innovative market leading security solutions to protect organisations and help improve business outcomes.