EMC Corporation has announced the appointment of Srihari Palangala as the Director Marketing of EMC India, effective immediately. Reporting jointly to Karinne Brannigan, Vice President Marketing – Asia Pacific & Japan based in Singapore and Rajesh Janey, President - EMC India and SAARC, Palangala would be responsible for spearheading the marketing strategy and execution for sales, products and partnerships in India.
Prior to EMC India, he was engaged with organizations such as VMLogix, Adobe India and Microsoft India. In his previous stints, he has been instrumental in driving business transformation and geographical expansion. As a marketing leader, he has a proven track record of accelerating customer acquisition through innovative marketing programs and strategies.
Commenting on the appointment, Janey said, “We are pleased to welcome Srihari into the EMC Family. He brings with him a wealth of experience which will be critical for driving EMC’s presence in the region. His strong passion for technology and marketing skills would be a major asset in driving growth for EMC India’’
Speaking on his appointment, Palangala said, “I am delighted and excited to be a part of the EMC team in India. The company has retained their leadership as a storage vendor and has experienced several years of strong growth, yet retains a fresh and ambitious outlook. I look forward to contributing to this promising and high performing team and help customers transform for a digital era.”
Palangala holds a Masters in Computer Science (Arizona State University) and an MBA from the Indian School of Business. Outside of regular work, as a marketing expert, he actively engages with the ecosystem – offering workshops and online sessions through NASSCOM, IPMA and angel networks to various audiences.
Other than Palangala, EMC India has recently expanded its leadership team with appointments in critical functions. Rajeev Saxena has joined as the Director for Inside Sales. Saxena comes to EMC with 25+ years of experience working in IT across various functions including Sales, Pre-Sales and Support. He has built and run high-performance teams at some of the world’s best known firms including NetApp, Cisco and Tata. Prior to joining EMC, he was the Director of Sales for NetApp India and SAARC leading their MSB (Medium Sized Business) and Government Business.
Also, Ripu Bajwa has been given the responsibility for leading the companys’ DPS business in India as the Country Manager. Bajwa is a 10 year veteran at EMC and has contributed across various successes at EMC.
Commenting upon the company’s leadership, Pallavi Kapoor, HR head, EMC India said “Our people are our biggest strength and asset and we have always focused on building and developing them. We have been ranked 6th in the global Great Places to Work survey which showcases the vision of our leadership. The company’s leadership has been strengthened with newer team members who have aligned themselves to achieving the strategy. We continue to invest in our people and have some of the best talent in the industry leading us on our journey”.