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Karan Bajwa

Managing Director, IBM India Private Limited

  • Karan Bajwa






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Karan Bajwa is Managing Director of IBM India Pvt. Ltd and the Regional General Manager for India/South Asia (ISA). Appointed to this leadership position in 2017, Karan is responsible for all of IBM's sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In addition, Karan also plays a key role in enabling capabilities across IBM’s global missions in India, research and innovation labs. IBM will also rely on his leadership to engage and further strengthen the Government and Regulatory affairs initiatives and evangelize IBM's brand in the ecosystem.

He brings in over three decades of rich experience and deep expertise in the IT and telecom industry. Karan joined IBM in 2016 as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this he was the Managing Director, Microsoft India where, besides leading the India business for the company, he also the led the Cloud Transition and the Ecosystem engagement. Under his leadership, Microsoft India achieved several milestones and recognition, both internally and externally. Karan brings with him an excellent understanding of enterprises as well as insight into the Indian public sector, having led the teams for these businesses for Microsoft for 6 years prior to being appointed MD.Prior to that at Cisco, he handled various roles spanning the organization including services, business development in the APAC region; and also had a successful stint as the head of the Public Sector Business for Cisco India. At IBM Singapore from 2001-2006 as the head for the Networking Business for ASEAN region, Karan was responsible for transforming the Networking business across the seven countries in the region.

Karan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from Punjab University, Chandigarh.