The success of the digital India business of HP led by Rajiv Srivastava has paved the way for his expanded role in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. The American multinational information technology company has appointed Rajiv Srivastava to the newly created regional position of chief operating officer and head of sales strategy & operations, HP Inc., Asia Pacific and Japan. Sumeer Chandra will replace Srivastava as managing director and general manager, HP Inc., India.
Srivastava and Chandra will both report to Richard Bailey, president, HP Inc., Asia Pacific and Japan Region in their new roles beginning in May 2017.
“In today’s environment, organisations need to continually reinvent their solutions, operations and cultures to deliver greater value and results for their customers,” said Richard Bailey, president, HP Inc., Asia Pacific and Japan. “As outstanding leaders with proven track records, I am confident Srivastava and Chandra will deliver innovation that drives growth and business results for our customers and partners across India and the region.”
Rajiv Srivastava is a skilled IT veteran who brings to his new role a deep knowledge of management, a proven record of driving growth, and solid experience in building world-class teams. Under Srivastava’s management, HP India achieving leadership positions in every category across PC and Print1, was voted the Most Admired Technology Brand2 in the country, the most preferred organisation to do business with by customers3 and partners4.
Srivastava demonstrated his vision for the future by spearheading HP’s Digital India business unit and as a result secured and executed one of the world’s largest digital inclusion initiatives with the distribution of laptop computers to 1.5 million students in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Srivastava’s proven performance has paved the way for this expanded role in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
The way businesses, consumers and society in India operate and use digital technology has been changing exponentially in recent years. Sumeer Chandra will be responsible moving forward for helping customers in India capitalise on the growing market opportunities through HP’s complete range of innovations and secure solutions spanning personal systems, printing systems, graphics solutions and managed services.
Chandra was previously the chief operating officer for HP Inc., India, where in addition to his business management responsibilities he also expanded and strengthened HP’s effort towards India’s long term technology transformation, including Digital India. He joined HP in 2006 and has held multiple local and global senior management positions across HP’s personal systems, printing and graphics solutions businesses.
Prior to joining HP, Chandra was a principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), managing consulting assignments on strategy and operations for leading companies in India and in the U.S. in a variety of industries, with primary focus on technology, consumer and industrial goods.