From Etisalat, Guruprasad Padmanabhan joins Redline as channel partner lead for Africa and Middle East




Redline Communications Group, a provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, has appointed Guruprasad Padmanabhan to lead its sales and channel partner operations for Africa and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Guruprasad (“Guru”) Padmanabhan is responsible for recruiting new channel partners in Redline’s targeted vertical markets and overseeing sales, professional services and logistics support to these partners.

(TOP: Guruprasad ‘Guru’ Padmanabhan).

“The Middle East and Africa are important markets for Redline,” says Rob Williams, Redline CEO. “We see a growing demand for wireless broadband systems in both commercial and industrial applications throughout the Middle East and Africa. We believe that Redline’s investment in people and resources in developing and supporting markets in key Middle Eastern and African countries will yield a solid payoff. Guru brings over 25 years of experience doing business in the region having worked for leading technology companies such as IBM, Amazon, Etisalat and Tech Data.”

Prior to Redline Communications, Guru was Etisalat’s VP for UAE, a position he held from June 2014 to April 2017. He has also held executive positions at Pinestraw Digital, du, and FVC.

Redline is a supplier of mission critical communications for MEA Oil and Gas and Mining operations. In addition, Redline supports new wireless broadband applications among Telecom Service Providers, and in Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) projects.   Redline is expanding its channel presence across the MEA region and exploring new partnerships to tap into new market segments in the region.

Redline Communications is the creator of the wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations. Used by oil and gas companies to manage their assets, municipalities to remotely monitor highways, utilities and other infrastructures, and telecom service providers to deliver premium services, Redline’s powerful and versatile networks reliably and securely deliver voice, data, machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) and video communications.




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