Parimal Pandya is Vice President of Akamai's Media and Carrier Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan, based out of Hong Kong. He leads go-to-market teams for Akamai's Media and Carrier business and is responsible for driving Akamai's growth and expansion across these regions. He leads a cross-functional team that works with top broadcasting, over-the-top (OTT) online video, gaming, social media, publishing, consumer tech and telecom companies.
Parimal joined Akamai in 2003 and has held roles in product management, marketing, sales, business strategy and development. He has helped to start new businesses inside Akamai, led turnarounds and driven expansion of Akamai's presence in some of the fastest growing markets in the world. He began as a product manager at Akamai's Cambridge office and helped to launch the Web and application acceleration product line that now forms the core of Akamai's Web Performance products. In 2009, he moved to Bangalore, India and played a critical role in the growth and evolution of Akamai's India operations and go-to-market teams responsible for Akamai's mid-market customers globally. In 2013, he shifted his focus to Akamai's business in Asia Pacific and Japan business, setting up Akamai's Carrier Strategy group there, and then taking on go-to-market responsibilities for Greater China and Korea. In these roles, he helped to deliver key strategic partnerships with major telecom operators across the Asia Pacific region and laid the foundation of Akamai's presence in Greater China and Korea, thus paving the way for future growth and expansion.
Since 2016, he has led Akamai's Media and Carrier business for Asia Pacific and Japan. He has championed teams that have delivered world record breaking live sporting events online, delivered the largest game releases, overseen the growth of one of the largest social media platforms in the world, and established Akamai as the trusted partner of choice for some of the world's leading technology companies.
Before joining Akamai, he started and ran an e-commerce venture in New York City, followed by a stint in venture capital. He holds a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.