Lenovo announced the appointment of Sumir Bhatia as the company’s new Vice President of Data Center Group (DCG) for Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Based in Singapore, Bhatia will report directly to Ken Wong, Senior Vice President and President, Lenovo Asia Pacific.
With the appointment, Bhatia will take over Asia Pacific DCG leadership responsibilities from Amar Babu, who is also Lenovo Asia Pacific as Chief Operating Officer and ASEAN General Manager. In his new role, Bhatia will drive the growth of Lenovo’s data center business across Asia Pacific, and lead sales, product and go-to-market execution.
Bhatia joins Lenovo from Dell, where he built an exceptional track record over six years in Asia Pacific leadership roles. He brings more than two decades of IT industry experience across sales, business development and marketing in top multinational organisations.
Wong said, “Sumir comes to us with a proven track record and a wealth of industry experience across the region. The USD87 billion data center space is one of Lenovo’s three growth engines across the world (with mobile and PCs), and we are aggressively investing in the right talent and portfolio to accelerate our momentum in Asia Pacific. Sumir is a timely and valuable addition to our leadership team and we look forward to even more success with him at the helm.”
“Asia Pacific presents tremendous opportunities for Lenovo, where the data center business continues to be a critical focus. I am excited to lead the charge in expanding our data center business here, with the support of a talented, motivated and committed team,” said Bhatia. “I believe that the biggest growth is still ahead of us – as we focus on delivering an arsenal of IT offerings that are unencumbered by legacy thinking or traditional technologies.”
The announcement comes shortly after the Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco on June 9, where the company announced its intensified focus on the data center technology market.