Lenovo India today announced the appointment of Vivek Sharma as the company’s new Director, Data Center Group, India, effective immediately. Vivek will be based in Bangalore and will report to Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group, Asia Pacific, Lenovo. Vivek will also be part of Lenovo’s India Leadership Team which is led by India MD & CEO, Rahul Agarwal
As the new India DCG leader, Vivek will be responsible for driving profitable growth in India. He will focus on customer centric solutions as well as manage an extensive product portfolio including Server, Storage, Software, Services and Networking.
Vivek joins Lenovo from Dimension Data where, as the IDC and Cloud leader, he played a key role in transforming the ITaaS and data center business. Prior to this, he held several leadership positions at Wipro, where he grew the company to become a major force in India’s public sector. With over 25 years of experience, Vivek has excelled in leadership positions across Enterprise Sales, Alliances, Distribution, Telecom, Cloud and Data Center services.
Sumir Bhatia, VP, Data Center Group, Asia Pacific, said, “We have made tremendous progress in our goal to become the trusted advisor for the data center over the past year, including building a world-class innovative portfolio and forging best-of-breed partnerships with other technology leaders. To take this growth to the next level, we will continue to build an exceptional leadership team, especially in a key growth market like India. We are confident that Vivek’s rich experience and proven leadership skills will enable us to rapidly accelerate our scale and progress here.”
“I am really excited to lead the DCG business in India, at a time when the data center business is at an inflection point with immense growth potential, both immediate and long term. This space will see a definitive influx of some very disruptive technology. Lenovo, with its strong IT offering and a talented team, is in a position to leverage this changing ecosystem.” said, Vivek Sharma, the newly appointed, Director, Data Center Group, Lenovo India.”
Vivek’s appointment further reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to accelerate growth in its global data center business. This shortly comes after Lenovo’s recent announcement of several organizational moves to strengthen its management and advance the company’s vision to become the most trusted global data center partner.