Kyndryl, the new, independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business, has announced the appointment of Lingraju Sawkar as President of its India business.
Sawkar’s appointment is a key step in creating Kyndryl’s new global leadership model, which has been simplified to accelerate decision-making and bring expertise and skills closer to its customers.
Sawkar is presently the General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services for India/South Asia, India’s leading Services Integrator for IT Infrastructure Managed Services. He previously led the transformation of IBM Global Technology Services in India/South Asia, establishing it into a next-generation services value integrator.
Sawkar’s experience and ability to effectively lead talented technology teams as they work with new and innovative technologies will help Kyndryl uncover new, intelligent and effective value for its customers.
“Kyndryl will organize around our customers and ensure we are providing access to senior leadership and the best talent and skills in each market,” said Kyndryl’s Chief Executive Officer Martin Schroeter. “I am pleased that Lingraju will lead our team in India, a key market and innovation base for Kyndryl. His strong customer relationships and knowledge of the services market will be critical as we help our customers reach their peak digital performance and achieve their biggest ambitions.”
“I am very excited to take on this role to serve our customers’ technology transformations which is a great responsibility because these are the vital systems that power human progress,” said Lingraju. “Together we will address our customers’ toughest challenges and help lead their transformation journeys.”
To ensure not only its leadership but also its offerings are closely aligned with customer needs, Kyndryl also announced it will create an integrated global practice for customers, combining managed services, advisory services and implementation. The company is organizing into six global practices, including Cloud; Core Enterprise & zCloud; Applications, Data & AI; Digital Workplace; Security & Resiliency; and Network & Edge.
These announcements are important milestones that will prepare Kyndryl for future success – nothing will change with the IBM Global Technology Services business until after responsibility passes to the Kyndryl team. Other key leadership and reporting structure announcements will follow in the near future.
Kyndryl designs, runs and manages the most modern, efficient and reliable technology infrastructure for the world’s most important businesses and organizations, with the industry’s most experienced services experts. Its previously announced separation is expected to occur by the end of 2021.