Commvault a recognised global enterprise leader in intelligent data services across on-premises, cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) environment, announced today the appointment of Balaji Rao as the Area Vice President for India & SAARC. Balaji joins the company with deep experience in global sales operations and team leadership and will be responsible for accelerating growth and driving sales execution excellence and expanding market share in India & SAARC.
Balaji brings over 25 years of experience in the industry and worked across prominent enterprises like Veritas, VMware, HPE, and most recently, in the cyber security sector.
Commvault continues to drive its business and customer success on a transformational journey based on its industry-leading intelligent data services platform — empowering enterprise to store, protect, optimise, and use their data, wherever it lives. It has a leading product portfolio, with strong momentum in Asia Pacific, and as region-wide business requirements shift to SaaS based priorities, Balaji’s appointment is an important commitment to strengthen Commvault’s leadership and go-to-market team in India to help drive the company’s next wave of growth.
“I’m delighted to welcome Balaji to our Commvault International leadership team. With his experience, we look to gain critical industry insights to strengthen long-established relationships within our ecosystem in India,” said Marco Fanizzi Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commvault International. “We are confident that his appointment will continue our increasing positive market perception, locally and across the world, allowing us to bring the very best new talent, ideas and creativity to our Commvault family.”
Commvault has steadily evolved and innovated its software and Metallic SaaS delivery offerings, today increasingly differentiated with security capabilities. Earlier this month, Commvault announced the general availability of Metallic ThreatWise, industry’s first early warning system that proactively surfaces unknown and zero-day threats to minimize compromised data and business impact.
“With one of the broadest and unique product portfolios in industry, Commvault has built a superior value proposition. I am excited to join the company at such a monumental time, where Metallic is resonating well and has great potential in India to succeed. As the market requirement for sophisticated security solutions increases, our unique Data Security offering – Threatwise – enables customers to unlock the value of cyber deception for critical data,” Balaji said.
Balaji joins a large Indian customer base, many of whom will be showcased at the global Commvault Connections, event on November 3.