Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India & SAARC
“The budget by the Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley is a bold and an assertive one. We are pleased to know that local businesses and budding entrepreneurs stand to make a mark globally through various schemes that will help them prosper. A number of steps have been announced to improve the ease of doing business; creation of Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank, with a corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore, and credit guarantee corpus of Rs. 3,000 crore is a positive step to encourage young, educated, skilled workers who aspire to become first generation entrepreneurs or expand their activities. With robust growth in the Digital India initiative announced last year, it is heartening to see that the Government wants to further expand it and increase the network connectivity to more rural areas. A progressive and investment focused budget overall from which we hope to see tremendous growth for the Indian economy.”
Anil Valluri,President – NetApp India & SAARC
Anil Valluri is the President of India & SAARC Operations for NetApp. He joined NetApp in February 2012. He is responsible for the overall business and operations of NetApp in India and the SAARC region. His directive includes growing market share and driving healthy ecosystem growth among both Partners and Customers in the region.
Anil comes to NetApp with an experience of over 25 years in Sales, Marketing and Technology Leadership roles. In this span, he has been a part of some of the largest enterprises in India, specifically in their Enterprise IT build outs and in diversified industries such as Banking, Telecommunications, Government, Retail and Manufacturing segments. Prior to NetApp, Anil was with Artiman Ventures, a bay-area based Venture Capital firm that specialized in white-space investments as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, before which he was with Sun Microsystems where his last role was as Vice-President & Managing Director of Sun Microsystems, India. He has also donned several roles in Services Business, Systems Engineering, Product Business and Sales across Sun Microsystems, DEC India and DCM Data Products.
Anil is an alumnus of Stanford University and believes in amalgamating the learnings of Leadership and Entrepreneurship together, in what he does. He is a regular speaker on leadership & technology, and has been on the advisory councils for customers, CTO/CIO forums and has been on many Jury Panels for well-known publications.