Former NetApp executive Anil Valluri has been appointed the senior director of India operations at Google Cloud.
“Anil has led some of the biggest technology multinational companies in India and his experience will be invaluable as we continue our charter to help companies solve their most complex business and technology challenges. I look forward to working with Anil to deepen our customer engagement, expand on our strategic partnerships, and deliver advanced solutions to help companies in India accelerate their data-led innovation,” Karan Bajwa, managing director of Google Cloud India, said.
“Cloud is the next big transition in the technology industry and Google has been making major strides in this space. I’m excited for this new opportunity to help businesses of all sizes in India succeed in this rapidly digitising economy,” Valluri said.
The former president of India and SAARC region operations for NetApp has over 30 years of experience across sales and marketing in the hi-tech industry. Over the course of his career, he has headed numerous technology transitions in India for customers across banking, telecommunications, public and manufacturing sectors.
He was also the ‘entrepreneur-in-residence’ at Artiman Ventures, a Bay Area-based venture capital firm that specialises in white-space investments, and the vice president and managing director for Sun Microsystems in India.
He was part of an executive programme for general management and global leadership at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and holds a degree in science from Osmania University.
The development comes a month after Microsoft executive Anil Bhansali took over as the company’s vice president of engineering.
In March, Google appointed former IBM India country head Karan Bajwa as the managing director of its cloud computing division in India.
Last year in November, Sanjay Gupta joined Google India as its country manager and vice president of sales and operations.
Recently, Noida-based HCL Technologies expanded its partnership with the cloud computing unit of technology giant Google to bring its software offerings, starting with HCL Commerce, to Google Cloud.