IBM on Wednesday announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as the Managing Director of IBM India, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who has been elevated to the position of Chairman. Both will now report to Randy Walker, Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific. These appointments are effective immediately.
Bajwa joined IBM in 2016 as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director, Microsoft India where, besides leading the India business for the company, he also the led the Cloud Transition and the Ecosystem engagement. Prior to that he has served in various roles in Microsoft and Cisco.
“…By constantly reinventing itself and investing in innovation, IBM today is in a sweet spot to help businesses and governments with their digital transformation journey. I look forward to partnering with the industry, our ecosystem and the IBM team to further strengthen our business in the region,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India.
As Managing Director of IBM India, Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/SA region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He will lead the team to win new business, shape market opportunities by building alliances and partnerships and solidify the company’s position in the marketplace. He will lead IBM’s partnership with clients for a cloud and cognitive led digital transformation of their businesses.
As Chairman, Narayanan will play a critical role in enabling capabilities across IBM’s global missions in India, global centres of excellence, research and innovation labs. “IBM will rely on her leadership to engage and further strengthen the Government and Regulatory affairs initiatives. She will maximize the value of the entire organization in the region by evangelizing IBM’s brand and solutions in the ecosystem,” the company said in a release.