HP Names Apple Executive Ipsita Dasgupta as Managing Director for India Market

HP, a prominent player in the world of PCs and printers, has announced a significant appointment that will shape its operations in the Indian subcontinent.
HP retail store LondonIpsita Dasgupta has been named as the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Managing Director for HP’s India market, marking a crucial development in the company’s leadership structure.

Dasgupta, who is set to join HP on October 30, will report to David McQuarrie, HP’s Chief Commercial Officer. In her new role, she will be responsible for spearheading all aspects of HP’s strategy and profit and loss (P&L) management in India, as well as in neighboring countries, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Gurpreet Singh Brar, who had been serving as the interim Managing Director for HP since November of the previous year, will transition to a new position as Vice President, Innovation and Growth for HP’s India Market.

Ipsita Dasgupta brings with her a wealth of experience, having most recently served as the Senior Director of Marketing for Apple Services, based at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA. Her responsibilities at Apple included overseeing global synergy marketing, external partnership marketing, consumer insights, and market and competitive intelligence for Apple’s subscription services.

Ipsita Dasgupta’s professional journey includes roles at esteemed organizations such as Star India and General Electric Company. She has spent over half of her career leading profit and loss units in multiple industries, and the other half in roles related to marketing, strategy, and growth functions for global multinational companies, encompassing both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) domains, with regional and global responsibilities.

In a related development, it’s worth mentioning that in November of the previous year, HP elevated its then India Managing Director, Ketan Patel, to a global role, where he was tasked with heading the Personal Systems category. This move underscored HP’s commitment to expanding its global leadership team and harnessing talent from diverse markets.