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 Asia—Pacific region. Previously, he was Microsoft India’s managing director. He was associated with IBM’s networking business and was based in Singapore in 2001—05.
Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia 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 also lead IBM’s partnership with clients for cloud— and cognitive—led digital transformation of its businesses.
As Chairman, Narayana is expected to play a critical role in pushing capabilities across IBM’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 Asia—Pacific. These appointments are effective immediately.