MAHINDRA SATYAM APPOINTS BOBBY GUPTA AS HEAD OF AUSTRALIA, N.Z.
*Mahindra Satyam Aims at Rapid Growth in ANZ and Middle Eastern Markets: Announces New Leadership *
*Bobby Gupta to lead ANZ and G B Kumar to lead MENA, business & operations*
*Hyderabad – March 5, 2013 *– Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced their intent to pursue rapid growth from Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) and the Middle East markets under the newly formed Leadership Team, comprising industry veterans with proven track record in business expansion, large deal pursuit and strategic collaboration.
Aligned with the concept of the recently declared concept – *“The CEO Force” * (a leadership development framework to foster distributed leadership), the Management has entrusted the baton to two of the most experienced IT Industry professionals, to nurture, grow and manage these two regions.
*Bobby Gupta* will take over as Head of ANZ operations after successfully transforming the MENA operations and build a world-class team and capabilities. His dynamic leadership a MENA resulted in a series of new logo wins, big deals, and opening up of new geographical markets. Bobby had studied & worked in Australia for several years and joined Mahindra Satyam from IBM in 2009. In his new role at ANZ, he will be tasked with building on one-of-the largest English-speaking market for Mahindra Satyam which has substantive presence.
Replacing Bobby in MENA *G B Kumar* a well known IT industry veteran with 20+ years of in product and services, sales, marketing, business and solution development across Asia Pacific, India, Japan and China. In his previous role, Kumar led Asia Pacific, Japan & China as Managing Director for Enterprise Services for Cisco Systems. In this new role, he will be responsible to grow the company’s revenues to contribute to the bigger target of 5bn by 2015.
Commenting on their new roles, *Rohit Gandhi, **Senior Vice President - Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa, Mahindra Satyam,* said, *“Both ANZ and Middle East & Africa(MEA) markets are high-growth opportunities for Mahindra Satyam, after we complete our merger with Tech Mahindra. We sense traction from clients, prospects and partners that gives us a great reason to lend more focus here. I am confident that the inclusion of Bobby and Kumar into the leadership will help us achieve our goals for Mission 2015.”*
Mahindra Satyam earns 24% of its revenues from the Rest of the World market, which comprises of the geographies Australia, New Zealand, Middle East & other geographies in Asia & Africa. With good traction seen in BFSI, Manufacturing, Resources, Airlines, Government, the company aims to grow rapidly with the new leadership change.
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