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Navkendar Singh

Associate Research Director - Client Devices and IPDS

Navkendar Singh is an associate research director with Client Devices and IPDS, India and South Asia. He is based in Gurgaon.

Navkendar' s research domains encompass deep dive research and insights in and around mobile devices, PCs, tablets, wearables, and the printing market in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He is also involved in building IDC's successful channel research programs for these domains at city and state levels, participating from ground-based fieldwork to final delivery.

Prior to joining IDC, Navkendar was associated with Tata Teleservices Limited, at which he handled key strategic alliances and partnerships in smartphones, connected devices, mobile advertising, WiFi, and mcommerce domains. In his earlier roles with Tata Teleservices, Navkendar led the regional prepay product and customer life-cycle management. He also has rich sales experience in the banking and financial services domain while with Standard Chartered Bank and Yes Bank.

Navkendar holds a post graduate degree in management from K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala (Punjab).


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