Acer has appointed Chandrahas Panigrahi to head its Consumer Business Group in India. As part of his primary responsibilities, Panigrahi will head the Consumer Business Group which includes the consumer product management team, retail management team, e-Commerce, modern trade and distribution teams.
Before joining Acer, Panigrahi was with the AMD.
Harish Kohli, Managing Director, Acer India said, “India is a very dynamic market and we are looking forward to leveraging Chandrahas’ rich experiences and deep learning in the consumer domain. Chandrahas would help to bring intensive focus to our consumer business and strengthen our retail roadmap in India as well.”
Panigrahi, who has an experience from reputed companies in technology domain spanning components and personal computing, will now be looking at bringing momentum and fresh perspectives to the Acer consumer business.
As a part of his portfolio, Panigrahi would also be overseeing the setting up of resilient channels and distribution networks in the upcountry regions to tap into the large reservoir of consumers ready to buy computing technology.
With the new government in place and thanks to the Digital India programme that promises inclusive growth, Acer expects to leverage the benefits of the expanding internet penetration in semi urban and rural regions of the country.
Panigrahi has over 15 years of rich industry experience with leading companies in the technology domain spanning components and personal computing, having worked in different profiles ranging from consumer business, retail management, product management, marketing and distribution.