IBM announced the appointment of Sandip Patel as managing director of its India & South Asia (ISA) operations.
Karan Bajwa will pursue opportunities outside of IBM. Karan Bajwa, in his second stint with IBM, led the ISA business during a period of great change in the marketplace. He was responsible for growing IBM’s mid-market business, enabling clients’ digital transformation and journey to cloud.
Sandip Patel will be responsible for strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Sandip Patel most recently was based in Boston, Massachusetts where he was IBM’s global general manager for the Insurance industry and was responsible for IBM’s business across all brands in this market segment.
His expertise in industries, including Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare, coupled with his global leadership experience will bring great value to IBM’s clients and business in the region.
“IBM has been a key player in India’s technology journey and provides the innovation necessary to power India’s digital transformation across key industries and Government,” Harriet Green, chairman and CEO, IBM Asia Pacific, said.
Sandip Patel was previously the president of Aetna international where he had P&L responsibility for their international business. He has served as partner in various leadership roles at IBM, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Coopers & Lybrand.