Technology giant IBM on Wednesday announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as its Managing Director and Vanitha Narayanan was named as Chairman of IBM India. These appointments are effective immediately.

Bajwa joined IBM in 2016 last year as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia-Pacific region. Bajwa was the Managing Director, Microsoft India, where he also the led the Cloud Transition and the Ecosystem engagement. He was associated with IBM’s networking business and was based in Singapore in 2001-05. 

“I see great opportunity ahead for IBM in this market. 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,” Bajwa said. 

“I look forward to partnering with the industry, our ecosystem and the IBM team to further strengthen our business in the region,”  he added.

Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India and South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. 

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