Veeam Appoints Ashok Acharya as First Regional Director for India and SAARC
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 9/26/2016 03:32:00 am
Company sharpens focus to accelerate growth in enterprise and strengthen partnership ecosystem
Mumbai, India, September 26, 2016: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced Ashok Acharya as the new Regional Director for India and SAARC region. Ashok Acharya will be responsible for driving overall business strategy, expanding solutions offerings to existing and new customers and further strengthening the strategic channel partnerships to consolidate growth.
Veeam recently announced record Q2 results globally and as a testimony of India’s market potential, the company’s total bookings revenue for Q2 2016 in India grew by more than 23 percent quarter-over-quarter (QoQ). Acharya will continue to drive strong growth momentum for customers in India who are looking to leverage opportunities in digital transformation. In an already competitive market, Veeam will continue to provide Availability solutions via ProPartners to enterprise and mid-market customers to create new opportunities, and increase profitability.
Acharya will be based in Bangalore and will report to Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and SAARC.
Commenting on his appointment, Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, MEA at Veeam, said, “Ashok’s appointment highlights Veeam’s continued strategy to strengthen the highly experienced leadership team, and showcase our commitment in the market. Earlier this year we had expanded our operations in India by setting up three offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and now with Ashok’s knowledge of the market and recognition of the growth drivers for success in India, he will help take Veeam to the next level of growth.
“Veeam is setting new industry benchmarks through its Availability solution for the Always-On business. I am excited to be joining Veeam at a time when India is at the cusp of digital evolution, Indian organizations need Availability solutions more than ever before to embark on their digital transformation journey.” Said Ashok Acharya. “I look forward to further consolidating Veeam’s customers and partner base in India, as well as expanding the company’s operations with new strategic partnerships.”
Acharya brings rich experience spanning more than 18 years in enterprise technology. Prior to joining Veeam, he was most recently associated with Infoblox Inc as Country Manager for India and SAARC region. In this capacity, Acharya played a significant role in driving the entire business strategy and revenue across established and new emerging markets in the region. He was also instrumental in consistently exceeding growth every year through introducing new products, strategically forging new partnerships and driving channel sales. In addition, Achrya has also held various senior leadership positions with technology providers such as like Juniper Networks, EMC and Adobe.
About Veeam Software:
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 41,000 ProPartners and more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com.