IBM India Appoints First Woman As MD


NEW DELHI – IBM said it has appointed Vanitha Narayanan as the Managing Director of its India operations with immediate effect.

She takes over from Shanker Annaswamy who will continue to remain in IBM as the Senior Adviser to the corporation on India Enterprise, the company said in a statement.

Narayanan will be responsible for all of IBM’s sales, marketing, services and global delivery operations in the India/South Asia (ISA) region, including operations in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, it added.

Narayanan and Annaswamy will report to Jim Bramante, who is the Senior Vice President, IBM Growth Markets Unit.

Narayanan has over 25 years of experience working for IBM with multiple client sets and in several countries and has been a part of the IBM ISA business since 2009, serving in roles as the Sales & Distribution Leader and recently as the Managing Partner for Global Business Services (GBS).

Prior to this, she has served as the Vice President of Communications sector, Asia Pacific, and the Global Vice President for IBM’s telecom solutions offerings.