NetApp appoints Anil Valluri as President for India Sales & Marketing group

imageNetApp has appointed Anil Valluri as President – NetApp India Marketing & Services Private Limited. In this role Anil will oversee NetApp sales, marketing and services operations in India and SAARC region.

Anil , is an accomplished IT leader with over 25 years of Industry experience, Anil joins NetApp from Artiman Ventures, a USD 750M Bay Area-based Venture Capital firm. Prior to that, he worked at Sun Microsystems for 11 years, his last role being Vice President and Managing Director where he was responsible for managing a USD200M revenue business and its expansion into newer industry segments. Anil brings to NetApp an unparalleled track record of helping technology companies grow into market leaders and a deep understanding of the India market, along with strong relationships across customers, partners and industry influencers – that will be invaluable to NetApp’s growth plans in the region.

Tom Georgens, President and CEO, NetApp said, “Anil’s appointment as President is NetApp’s most senior hire for field operations in India to date and shows the strategic importance of India in supporting the company’s growth plans, as well as our continued commitment to this region. I am delighted to welcome Anil who brings with him a wealth of experience in leading large country operations, building and growing businesses and leading high performance teams across diverse geographies. He will be a game-changer for our India business. ”

“The India market presents a great opportunity for NetApp. Our business and technology partners are central to our growth strategy and success. As we continue to work closely with our partner alliances to develop differentiated pathways to market in game changing areas such as Cloud and Big Data, Anil’s experience will be crucial in setting new partnerships and helping provide best-of-breed solutions to customers in India,” said Simon Green, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, NetApp.

Anil Valluri, who joins NetApp today, said “It is a dynamic time for the storage industry in India and I am looking forward to working closely with our business and technology partners to address customers’ growing need for solutions that are efficient and flexible, and help create business breakthroughs. What really excites me is NetApp’s strong culture of innovation and growth, along with its constant and proven focus on staying ahead of the curve. I look forward to my new assignment and to working with a passionate team in India and across the world.”

NetApp in India has a strong presence through two entities – a large Engineering centre based in Bangalore, headed by Vikram Shah and the Sales & Marketing group spread across seven cities in India, which now will be spearheaded by Anil Valluri. NetApp India has over 2500 employees and its Engineering centre is the largest for NetApp globally.

– NetApp Press Release

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