Two senior IBM executives, namely Karan Bajwa and Harriet Green with responsibility for India and South-Asia, respectively are leaving the company.
IBM in media has announced that the company is appointing Sandip Patel as Managing Director for India and South Asia, to replace Karan Bajwa who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Patel was earlier working as the IBM's Global General Manager for insurance and was based in Boston. The company’s India Chairman and CEO of Asia-Pacific Harriet Green has also retired to ‘support her family with health-related issues.
The change in IBM’s India management comes at a time when the company’s revenues are slowing due to challenges in its telecom business in the country.
Bajwa had earlier shared in media that IBM had been hurt by the contraction in the telecom space and was looking at the mid-market space to grow.“First wave to hit was telecom disruption; it pushed all telecom operators, and as a consequence us, to relook at many aspects of the business,” Bajwa had said.
Patel will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM's sales, marketing services and delivery operations in the region, including in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Brenda Harvey, who will take over as General Manager of IBM Asia-Pacific, will replace Harriet Green. Harvey was previously the general manager for the US public market.