Abhay Kumar is the Regional Vice President for Gilat for North America and Asia. His role includes defining and driving market strategy, market awareness and positioning. Additionally, Abhay is the Executive Sponsor for most of Gilat’s leading customers in the region. Abhay Kumar is a known specialist in the region, having worked with Service providers in the region for over 30 years and has had the opportunity to speak at major industry events, brief analysts and work with them closely, and run strategic thought-leadership sessions with customers. Prior to joining Gilat, Abhay has held senior management positions at Kenan Systems (subsequently with Lucent Technologies, CSG Systems and Comverse as a part of Kenan's transformation), Nokia Siemens Networks, and Amdocs and has the experience of working with Operators in both regions. Having lived in India, Thailand and Japan prior to moving to Singapore, where he is currently based, Abhay has built a strong sense of cultural sensitivity which comes forth in the executive relationships that he owns and manages. Abhay holds a Bachelors Degree in Science and a Masters in Business Administration.