Praveen Sahai joins Commvault as VP – Channels, APJ

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Mumbai: Commvault has appointed Praveen Sahai as VP – Channels, Alliances and Service Provider for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

Sahai will be responsible for driving the growth of the APJ partner organisation. That includes strengthening and optimizing partner relationships with a focus on driving execution excellence and partner profitability.

He joins the company with decades of experience and proven track record as a business leader and channel partner management expert in IT across varied consumption models, including Cloud.

The appointment is part of Commvault’s continuous investment to attract the best channel talent into the leadership of its world-class partner network to shape the regional growth strategy.

Sahai has deep knowledge of SaaS, cloud computing and data management landscape in APJ. In past, he has worked with Citrix, Sun Microsystems and Dell Technologies overseeing Channel business in different roles.

Prior to joining Commvault, Sahai was leading the position of Senior Director and GM, Strategic Initiatives – APJ Channels, Dell Technologies. At Dell, Saha spent close to 15 years in different roles.

In addition, Sahai holds a patent and has experience going through 3 M&A (merger & acquisition). This adds unique leadership capability to Sahai, which will help navigate the company’s partner-led business through post-pandemic opportunities.

“Commvault’s partner programs are award-winning, predictable and most important, profitable,” said Praveen Sahai.

“I’m thrilled to join this high performing team and working together for success with our partner, alliance and service provider network to drive profitable growth, helping customers to proactively simplify and manage the complexities of their rapidly evolving data environment,” added Sahai.

“At Commvault, the health of our partner ecosystem is an integral part of our success as we build on our partnership momentum to meet our customers’ demand and changing business environments. I am confident that Praveen will help us build a strong Channel & Alliance ecosystem with a focus on driving execution excellence while ensuring we create a win-win attitude with all our partners,” said Rachel Ler, VP and GM – APJ, Commvault.

“We are glad and excited to have Praveen join us, he brings decades of experience as a business leader with a deep understanding of SaaS technology and partner management in a diverse, multinational channel ecosystem that will help shape our partner organisation and drive new business opportunities in APJ,” added Ler.

“In addition, he will play a crucial role as we strive to activate segments of our partner network to meet the needs of underpenetrated commercial and small enterprises, driving growth across the region and creating long-lasting partnerships that will truly benefit our customers,” she concluded.

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