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    HP appoints Ketan Patel as India MD; Vinay Awasthi moves to a new role within a year

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    Computer electronics major HP has appointed Ketan Patel as the Managing Director of the 'Greater India' region and he will be responsible for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Patel replaces Vinay Awasthi who is moving to a new role as Head of Print Operations for Supply Chain.

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    NEW DELHI: Computer electronics major HP has appointed Ketan Patel as the Managing Director of the 'Greater India' region and he will be responsible for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Patel replaces Vinay Awasthi who is moving to a new role as Head of Print Operations for Supply Chain.

    As per his Linkedin profile Awasthi took over the role only nine months ago.

    Patel will report to Christoph Schell, HP Chief Commercial Officer from August 1.

    “As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India is on the cusp of a digital transformation revolution, where technology will play a central role in how we work, live and play,” said Schell. “This is an opportunity for HP to deliver innovation and drive growth in the local economies where we operate.”

    Patel who joined HP in 2005 was previously the Head of Personal Systems Category for Greater Asia, where he led the computing business that included hardware, services and solutions across Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Korea. He has had stints with Wipro Infotech, Wipro Peripherals and TVS Electronics in India in the past.
    The Economic Times