Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), today announced the appointment of Anshuman Rai as Area Vice President, India & South Asia. Rai joins the company with deep techno-commercial experience in sales, pre-sales and general management, and he will be responsible for accelerating growth across the entire India and South Asia region, driving sales execution excellence and expanding market share. Prior to joining Commvault, he held diverse senior leadership roles with leading IT and SaaS organizations including a recent IPO start-up.
Commvault continues to drive our business and customers on a transformational journey based on its industry-leading intelligent data services platform empowering enterprise to store, protect, optimize, and use their data, wherever it lives. It has a leading product portfolio with strong momentum in Asia Pacific and as business requirements region wide shift to SaaS based priorities, this appointment is an important commitment to strengthen Commvault’s leadership and go-to-market team in India & South Asia to help drive the company’s next wave of growth.
Rai joins Commvault with an impressive record from UiPath where he was the Regional VP of sales for India Domestic business, managing India and South Asia. He joined UiPath in its early days and was instrumental in building India sales and channel from scratch and created a successful and fast-growing automation business. A veteran in the IT space, he brings to the business a deep knowledge of India SaaS and data management landscape including new age tech-world of AI and ML and a proven sales, pre-sales and management track record at Dell EMC Solutions, HP, and Wipro.
“I am excited to join Commvault at this pivotal moment of the company’s 25th Anniversary, a global leader rich in innovations in an ever-evolving industry and a growing customer base realizing the potential of Commvault’s industry-leading portfolio. The company has an inspiring and caring culture with trusted customer and partner relationships built on proven service delivery – a solid foundation which I am honored to lead. I look forward to leading the team and collaborating closely with our partners to expand the market in the India/South Asia region and importantly, enabling our customers to experience a simple, scalable and cost-efficient data journey with Commvault’s intelligent data services,” shared Rai.
“India is an important market for Commvault APJ, where public cloud end-user spending is expected to reach $4.4 billion by year end, expedited by the pandemic with rapid cloud migration to support remote working. It is also a resilient market, building business continuity plan to minimize the impact of disruption where Commvault’s leading comprehensive suite of SaaS offerings can help simplify data management, across on-premises and cloud workloads, so that customers are ready for whatever comes next.” Said Rachel Ler Vice President & General Manager, APJ. “We are thrilled to have Anshuman, a proven and well-respected leader in the industry to head Commvault India in this challenging times. Anshuman with his breadth of experience and a fresh start-up mentality will bring immense value to our team, partners and customers in India and South Asia as we deliver innovations that simplify data management to bridge any business integrity gap in an ever-growing data environment.” Added Ler.