BANGALORE, November 4, 2014: Leading provider of 'open' enterprise open source solutions-- Red Hat -- has appointed Rajesh Rege as Managing Director of its India operations.
An IT veteran with more than 26 years work experience spanning country business management, national sales management, industry business development as well as channel strategy and management roles in various global corporations, Rege, was earlier with Cisco for four years as director and country head of Data Center and Cloud Business for Cisco in India, and across the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Before Cisco, Rajesh spent 11 years with Sun Microsystems in various leadership roles including running a successful India-wide sales organization for five years as director and country head (Enterprise Accounts, Mid-market and SMB). Earlier in his career, Rajesh worked with Indigo Technologies as country manager and Reuters as sales head.
Says Rege “I am excited to join Red Hat as the India market grows. Increased adoption of open source technologies and the emergence of open innovation as a key driver of scalable enterprise solutions, uniquely position Red Hat for success in India. I look forward to working with customers, partners, associates, and other stakeholders to build this opportunity to its fullest potential.”
Adds Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific: “We warmly welcome Rajesh into the Red Hat family. Rajesh’s appointment will further add to the value of the Red Hat management team in APAC, and especially in India as it grows as a key market for open source. Rajesh has a wealth of experience in the IT industry, he is a strategist and a strong leader who has hired, managed and mentored a number of talented individuals and managers. I am confident that he will be able to drive and advance our strong portfolio of Asia-Pacific and India clients.”