Ramaakanth Sake

President - Smartmatic Asia Pacific

Ramaakanth Sake is in charge of directing Smartmatic’s operations and organization throughout the Asia and Pacific region, in accordance with the ambitious expansion plans we have for the continent. He has an experience of 28 years managing regions, revenues, P&L, and budgets for diverse businesses across Asia.

After graduating as an engineer, he began his career in the late 1980’s at Tata, one of the leading corporations in India, playing a key role in the development and sales of the nascent digital switching market over a span of 7 years.

Transitioning to the adoption of wireless solutions that began at that time, he moved to Motorola in 1996 as the Regional Sales and Distribution Manager for India and subsequently relocated to Singapore in 2001.

Ramaakanth successfully pioneered the implementation of Motorola wireless network solutions and brand as the preferred choice to various public safety & transportation customers. During his successful career at Motorola, culminating as Vice President of Sales and Services, Ramaakanth held a series of positions directing sales teams in diverse countries, markets & verticals in Asia, encompassing government, commercial and enterprise solutions.

He was awarded Motorola's CEO Circle Award as the Top Sales Leader year after year since its inception in 2010 until he left Motorola in early 2017.