Kyndryl, the independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services business, announced that it has appointed Lingraju Sawkar as President of Kyndryl in India.
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.
“Kyndryl will organise around our customers and ensure we are providing access to senior leadership and the best talent and skills in each market. 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,” said Martin Schroeter, Chief Executive Officer, Kyndryl.
Sawkar has an established record in the region of successfully helping customers address their most important business challenges. Presently, he is 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.
“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. Together we will address our customers’ toughest challenges and help lead their transformation journeys,” said Lingraju.