IBM India names Karan Bajwa as MD
Technology giant IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa Managing Director of its India operations. He succeeds Vanitha Narayana, who has been elevated as Chairman of IBM India.
Bajwa joined IBM last year as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the AsiaĂ˘€”Pacific region. Previously, he was Microsoft Indiaâ€™s managing director. He was associated with IBMâ€™s networking business and was based in Singapore in 2001Ă˘€”05.
Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBMâ€™s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
He will lead the team â€śto win new business, shape market opportunities by building alliances and partnerships and solidify the companyâ€™s position in the marketplace.
He will also lead IBMâ€™s partnership with clients for cloudĂ˘€” and cognitiveĂ˘€”led digital transformation of its businesses.
As Chairman, Narayana is expected to play a critical role in pushing capabilities across IBMâ€™s global missions in India, global centres of excellence, research and innovation labs.
According to Narayana, her new assignment reiterates the importance IBM places on India to support growth and innovation in the region.
Both Bajwa and Narayana will report to Randy Walker, Chairman, IBM AsiaĂ˘€”Pacific. These appointments are effective immediately.