Red Hat announces two executive appointments in India

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 01, 2011

new appointmentRed Hat (NYSE: RHT), an open source solutions provider, today announced two key executive appointments – Anuj Kumar as the country general manager and Jagjit Singh Arora as director, enterprise sales.

The company stated that, it intends to deliver innovation to enable Indian businesses, telcos and government agencies to take advantage of the current shifts in the datacenter around virtualization and cloud computing.

“With these appointments, Red Hat has underlined its India focus and its commitment to the market,” remarked Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, VP, Red Hat Asia Pacific. “As a strategic provider of cloud infrastructure to our customers, our flexible cloud stack enables customers to build and run applications across physical servers, virtual platforms, private cloud and public clouds.”

In his previous role as general manager, Red Hat Middle East and Africa, Kumar was responsible for expanding the business in that region, growing Red Hat’s regional partner network to 300 resellers. Kumar holds an executive management degree from Chicago GSB’s CMI Institute and an engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology, India, informed the company.

“India’s strong engineering credentials has made it an active contributor to the open source development engine. We look forward to working with the community and enterprises to take open source development and adoption to the next level in India,” noted Kumar.

Prior to his move to Red Hat, Arora was global client director at Datacraft India. He has IT industry experience with stints at IBM, NetApp, Xerox Corp, and CMS Computers in the past. He holds a post graduate degree in management specializing in Marketing & Finance.