|[October 24, 2013]
Dell Appoints Anand Sankaran to lead Dell Services' Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Business
BANGALORE, India --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced that Anand Sankaran, a 25-year industry leader,
will join the company as president and global head of Dell Services'
Infrastructure and Cloud Computing line of business. He will report to
Suresh Vaswani, president of Dell Services.
Mr. Sankaran will lead a global team of nearly 10,000 employees
responsible for driving infrastructure consulting and delivery, managed
services and services related to the company's Cloud offerings. He was
formerly senior vice president of Wipro's (News - Alert) Global Infrastructure Services
business as well as head of Wipro Infotech, its India and Middle East
business. Mr. Sankaran previously held a variety of Wipro management
positions after joining the company in 1989.
"Dell is extremely well-positioned to help our customers benefit from
the power of the cloud, and modern, scale-out infrastructure and
applications," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell. "Customers
rely on Dell Services to maximize their current technology investments,
while enabling them to prepare for the future. It's a fast growing area
with a lot of demand. Anand is a proven leader and joins astrong
Services team that will accelerate our momentum."
"In the next three years, it is estimated that 70 percent of CXOs will
expect a significant or complete IT overhaul in their organizations,"
said Mr. Vaswani. "Anand's impressive strategic expertise and
operational excellence in infrastructure services are a great fit for
Dell as we continue to drive our global services business in support of
these CXO challenges. Anand will help us execute our strategy and
rapidly build upon the strength of our Infrastructure and Cloud
Computing capabilities. These capabilities will help us continue
differentiating Dell and are some of our most strategic investment
"I'm thrilled to join the Dell team," said Mr. Sankaran. "Dell has
leading technology, a strong global brand and customer relationships
that make the growth opportunity exceptional. I look forward to working
with Dell's talented team and helping drive its strategy."
Mr. Sankaran, who will be based in Bangalore, India, succeeds Kevin
Jones, who moved into the recently created chief customer and sales
officer role within Dell Services.
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