New Delhi: Sony India on Wednesday said its sales head Sunil Nayyar will be joining the US unit of Sony Corp. and Satish Padmanabhan will replace him.

“Sunil Nayyar, who has been the sales head of Sony India since 2006 will be joining Sony USA for a strategic assignment in the Consumer Electronics business," Sony India said in a statement.

It added that Satish Padmanabhan, who is currently heading its TV business, would replace Nayyar. “Satish Padmanabhan, who is currently the business head of Bravia, will be replacing Sunil Nayyar," it said.

Nayyar had started his carrier at Sony with its Gulf’s sales team in charge of North and East Africa, Russia, Lebanon, Syria and various other GCC countries. After stints in Kenya and Saudi Arabia, Nayyar moved to Sony India as the sales head in 2006.

Nayyar is an alumnus from IMT Ghaziabad and prior to joining Sony he had worked with Kwality Walls.