Lenovo Data Center Group hires Shonali Chakravarty as APAC Communications Leader

Chakravarty will report to Sachin Bhatia, CMO, Lenovo Data Center Group, APAC

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 13, 2020 12:06 PM
Shonali Chakravarty

Lenovo’s Data Center Group has appointed Shonali Chakravarty as Head of Communications for APAC.

The appointment comes as a part of the company’s efforts to continue to invest in and strengthen management bench-strength to drive data center innovation and growth in the AP region and walk the talk on its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

As part of her mandate that spans 13+ countries, Chakravarty will drive the Data Center Group’s internal and external communication efforts across APAC’s multilingual and diverse geographies. These include key markets like India, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea.

Reporting to Sachin Bhatia, CMO, Lenovo Data Center Group, APAC, she will provide strategic counsel and support to the company’s APAC business, and will work closely with Sumir Bhatia, President of DCG, Asia-Pacific and his regional leadership team across the Asia-Pacific.

Prior to this, Chakravarty was Director, Communications for OYO, where she helped run communications for India SA and key international markets. Before that, she has had a stint at Uber, heading policy and corporate communications for India SA.

She has also spent time in the manufacturing sector having run strategic communications for Essar Group’s Oil & Gas and Power divisions and earned her stripes in public policy and financial PR during her time with Marsh & McLennan companies as well as Edelman.

Commenting on the appointment, Sachin Bhatia, CMO, Lenovo Data Center Group, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Shonali join the AP team at Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG). We are firm believers in the power of distributed leadership and look forward to seeing the wonderful stories of passion and grit of our DCG differentiators come alive under her able guidance. From organising Women in Lenovo Leadership (WILL) sessions for the DCG team to recognising the contributions of our women colleagues at the workplace, we are committed to diversity and inclusion to help drive a culture of innovation and build a talent powerhouse.”

Joining the DCG team, Chakravarty shared: “Through its data center innovations and relentless pursuit of excellence, Lenovo’s Data Center Group has built a solid reputation for responding to the changing needs of businesses across the APAC region. I look forward to partnering with DCG’s exceptionally talented, diverse and passionate team across the Asia-Pacific market and sharing their stories of grit and determination to redefine the future of data and technology. In these times of heightened emphasis on business continuity, resilience and the new smart normal as we know it, I am delighted to be a part of the solution.”

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