IBM India names Karan Bajwa as MD

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 04, 2017

Karan Bajwa


IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India Pvt Ltd, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who has been appointed as chairman of the Indian subsidiary.

Bajwa joined IBM in 2016 as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia Pacific region. He was earlier Managing Director, Microsoft India where, besides leading the India business for the company, he also the led the cloud transition and the ecosystem engagement.

Bajwa had worked with IBM for five years leading the company’s networking business and based in Singapore from 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. I look forward to partnering with the industry, our ecosystem and the IBM team to further strengthen our business in the region.” Bajwa said in a statement.

In his new role, 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 IBM’s partnership with clients for a cloud and cognitive led digital transformation of their businesses.

As Chairman, Narayanan will be responsible in enabling capabilities across IBM’s global missions in India, global centres of excellence, research and innovation labs.

Narayanan has over 29 years of experience working across IBM in several countries. She has been a part of the IBM India/South Asia business since 2009 and was appointed to the position of Managing Director in 2013.

Both, Bajwa and Narayana will report to Randy Walker, Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific.

Published on January 04, 2017
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