Dell’s Sumir Bhatia joins Lenovo, heading APAC data centre group
By Digital News Asia June 27, 2016
- Company recently announced intensified focus on data centre technology market
- 20yr industry vet joins from Dell, where he served in regional leadership roles over 6yrs
LENOVO has announced the appointment of Sumir Bhatia (pic), formerly a senior executive at Dell, as the new vice president of its Data Centre Group (DCG) in Asia Pacific, effective immediately.
Based in Singapore, he will report directly to Ken Wong, senior vice president and president, Lenovo Asia Pacific, the company said in a statement.
He joins Lenovo from Dell, where he built an exceptional track record over six years in Asia Pacific leadership roles, Lenovo said.
He brings more than two decades of IT industry experience across sales, business development and marketing in top multinational organisations including Nortel Networks and Motorola, it added.
“Sumir comes to us with a proven track record and a wealth of industry experience across the region,” said Wong.
“The US$87-billion data centre space is one of Lenovo’s three growth engines across the world (with mobile and PCs), and we are aggressively investing in the right talent and portfolio to accelerate our momentum in Asia Pacific.
“Sumir is a timely and valuable addition to our leadership team and we look forward to even more success with him at the helm,” he added.
Sumir holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Science from the BMS College of Engineering, India.
He takes over the regional DDG role from Amar Babu, who is also Lenovo Asia Pacific chief operating officer and Asean general manager. In his new role, he will drive the growth of Lenovo’s data centre business across Asia Pacific, and lead sales, product and go-to-market execution.
“Asia Pacific presents tremendous opportunities for Lenovo, where the data centre business continues to be a critical focus,” said Sumir.
“I am excited to lead the charge in expanding our data centre business here, with the support of a talented, motivated and committed team.
“I believe that the biggest growth is still ahead of us, as we focus on delivering an arsenal of IT offerings that are unencumbered by legacy thinking or traditional technologies,” he added.
The announcement came shortly after the Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco on June 9, where the company announced its intensified focus on the data centre technology market.
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