Kalyani Sekar has been appointed as the managing director of Verizon Data Services India, the IT & Technology arm of Verizon in India.
Kalyani, who succeeds Santosh Bijur, will lead a 6,700-member workforce in Chennai and Hyderabad responsible for Verizon Communications’ India IT & Technology operations creating value for the corporation.
Prior to her new appointment, Kalyani was a Senior Delivery Head, based out of Chennai, responsible for a range of Business and Operations Support Systems for Verizon Wireless and FiOS in the US.
Kalyani joined Verizon in 2002 and has held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility including setting up of the India IT teams to support Verizon Wireless. She has deep expertise in IT strategy & operations, DevOps, and process excellence. Her domain knowledge spans the constantly broadening communication technology space.