IBM announced the appointment of Sandip Patel as managing director of its India & South Asia (ISA) operations, succeeding Karan Bajwa who will pursue opportunities outside of IBM.
As managing director of IBM in ISA, Mr. Patel will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Additionally, he will play a critical role in enabling India’s capabilities across IBM’s global missions, global centers of excellence, research and innovation labs.
Most recently, Mr. Patel was based in Boston, Massachusetts where he was IBM’s global general manager for the Insurance industry and was responsible for IBM’s business across all brands in this market segment. His extensive expertise in key industries, including Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare, coupled with his global leadership experience will bring great value to IBM’s clients and business in the region.