CEDIA has appointed Roopesh Shah as Regional Development Consultant in India to help grow the market and support CEDIA’s rapidly expanding membership in the sub-continent. Roopesh has over 10 years’ experience in leadership roles within the enterprise, home, and telecom industries, specialising in sales, operations, and business development. Most recently, he has acted as National Business Development Manager for Audio Vision India, a CEDIA member based in Mumbai.
“We are delighted to welcome Roopesh to help drive our expansion in India,” said Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA’s Vice President Global Development. “We have seen rapid CEDIA growth in the sub-continent over recent years, with over 40 members active in the country. We’ve been delivering more and more in-market CEDIA Training and provided plenty of support from our EMEA office over this time. Now, we can take this growth to another level in line with our three-year strategic plan. The appointment of Roopesh will help us increase our support to existing CEDIA members and allow us to reach potential new members in an efficient and beneficial way.”
Roopesh will be tasked with increasing CEDIA member engagement in India; developing relationships with the valuable design community and promoting new and existing CEDIA initiatives and resources. This will include the recent launch of the Member of Excellence programme, the acquisition that has led to The CEDIA Designer and the member discount available with this software, as well as the technical white papers, online training, and information available. CEDIA has also just introduced a new Indian members community on the CEDIA website which will provide a platform for lively problem-solving discussion and connection. Roopesh will also offer local support for CEDIA’s Annual Tech Summit which will take in July and November.
“I’m excited by this fantastic opportunity,” added Roopesh. “I’ve seen a surge of technology integrators within India who are providing the latest technology to give home users a luxurious experience. However, there are gaps between the home user’s expectations and the ability of the professionals to deliver that experience. CEDIA can help bridge this gap by supporting integrators in their quest to add to their knowledge and skill-set. I look forward to helping all of them evolve in an organised manner, which will result in a win-win situation for CEDIA professionals and end-users.”