Kiran Bhagwanani elevated to Senior Vice President, GTM, APAC at NTT Ltd.

Story Highlights
  • He will continue to lead India business with new CEO
  • Organisational restructuring to accelerate and support NTT Ltd.’s future growth in the region

As part of its restructuring efforts, NTT Ltd. said its India CEO, Kiran Bhagwanani, is appointed as the Senior Vice President, GTM, Asia Pacific. Kiran will lead the newly formed Go-to-Market business with broad accountability for sales performance, solution practices and alliance partnership across the Asia Pacific. He will drive sales and deliver end-to-end solutions to the market that are strategically aligned with the organization’s sales capability and its key partner ecosystem. To ensure a smooth transition, Kiran will continue to be accountable for the India business with the new India CEO reporting to him.  John Lombard continues to be CEO, NTT Ltd. in the Asia Pacific.

The NTT Group has been unifying its 31 global companies and brands from 57 countries over the past two years. Some of the companies include Netmagic Solutions and Dimension Data (now NTT Ltd). 

Kiran was appointed as the CEO for NTT Ltd.’s South Asia (including India) operations in Oct 2019. In his previous role, Kiran was CEO-South Asia, Japan & New Zealand, at Dimension Data. Through his various roles in NTT Ltd. (including the erstwhile Dimension Data), Kiran has been the CEO of the India entity since February 2011. 

Under his leadership, the India business has set a stellar record of meeting its financial goals for 30 consecutive quarters, making it one of the fastest-growing and most profitable businesses of the newly formed global technology powerhouse – NTT Ltd. The team size of about 1,100 in 2011 has grown to a large 6,500 people organization across the country that delivers the full breadth of industry-leading products, solutions, and world-class managed services to empower clients in their digital transformation journey.

Commenting on the executive announcement, Kiran Bhagwanani, Senior Vice President, GTM, APAC said, “The Asia Pacific market is perhaps the most diverse and vibrant market globally, with a huge appetite for technology solutions and services. Clients across industries are transforming and modernising their businesses and that is where NTT Ltd., with an unmatched portfolio of service offerings, can play a pivotal role in partnering with clients on this journey. In this new role, it will be my endeavour to ensure that our services and solutions are aligned with our key strategic partners and our sales capability.”

John Lombard, CEO, Asia Pacific, NTT Ltd.
John Lombard, CEO, Asia Pacific, NTT Ltd.

John Lombard, CEO, NTT Ltd. in the Asia Pacific, commented, “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Kiran Bhagwanani as the Senior Vice President, GTM, APAC at NTT Ltd. We are further fine-tuning ourselves to align with the global objective of NTT Ltd. and accelerate our growth in the APAC region. Kiran has been chosen to lead the GTM functions of sales, solutions and alliances based on his exceptional background and proven track record in the organization. I’m confident that under his capable leadership, we will become a leading services provider that can deliver intelligent solutions to address our clients’ digital transformation challenges and make a positive impact.”

NTT Ltd., a global technology services company, employs more than 40,000 people in a diverse workplace that spans 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions.


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