Cloud storage firm NetApp today announced new appointments to its India leadership team. The company has appointed Ganesan Arumugam, Director of Channels and Siddharth Nalawade, Enterprise Head, NetApp India and SAARC to drive growth for its partner and customer ecosystem.
The company said it has been making strategic investments and bolstering its global and Indian leadership teams. Earlier, it had appointed Microsoft veteran Cesar Cernuda as Global President and Puneet Gupta as Managing Director, Sales, India and SAARC.
“As we forge ahead with a cloud-led data-centric approach to accelerate digital transformation for our customers, these are very opportune leadership appointments for NetApp in India.” said Puneet Gupta, Managing Director, NetApp India Marketing and Services. “I am excited to welcome leaders of such calibre who work with a passion for strong results and are committed to building diverse, high-performing teams.”
In his current role, Ganesh Arumugam will oversee the channel strategy and bolster the ecosystem in India. He has worked at companies like Symantec Parablu Systems, VMWare and Hitachi Data Systems before this,
Siddharth Nalawade will be responsible for the overall go-to-market strategy and sales, also helping scale the company’s cloud services offerings in the enterprise segment. Siddharth has built an expertise in the storage and converged infrastructure space with his 10 year stint at Dell EMC.
Wendy Koh, VP, Channel and Alliances – APAC, said, “NetApp is at an interesting juncture of its growth with our industry leading solutions for cloud data services and partnerships with the biggest public cloud providers. Adding new talent to our leadership team will further strengthen the channel partner ecosystem to support customers in their cloud transformation journey.”