Arun Balasubramanian, ex Microsoft executive has been appointed as the new country manager for Qlik’s India operations. As part of his new role, he will be responsible for leading and expanding company’s operations in India.
With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, he has held positions with the likes of HP, CA Technologies, Salesforce. And, as a part of Microsoft, he has been responsible for spearheading Microsoft India’s cloud and enterprise business. He was also responsible for products like SQL, Azure and IoT.
Qlik is hopeful that Balasubramanian’s deep expertise in the Indian IT market along with cloud and subscription delivery models will add greater depth to the company and drive growth for Qlik’s countrywide operations. He will report to Julian Quinn, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific.
“We are delighted to welcome Arun to the Qlik family. India is a growing market for Qlik, and we believe in the immense potential and promise that data analytics and user-driven business intelligence holds for the country”, Julian Quinn said on his hiring.
He added “Arun’s proven expertise in leading high-performance teams and delivering sales accuracy and execution, combined with his cross-industry market knowledge and ability to build partner ecosystems to drive scale, makes him the right candidate to drive Qlik’s next chapter of growth in India.”
The appointment comes as a part of Qlik’s long term vision to bring new levels of synergy at the intersection of technology, data, and business. His experience in delivering transformational growth will be an important component towards Qlik’s plans for India, that had always focused on driving greater awareness of the power of data in igniting ideas.
Qlik’s Souma Das was recently appointed as the managing director of Teradata’s India operations. Das had served as the regional vice president and managing director for its India operations responsible for driving growth, revenue and customer satisfaction for organisations leveraging Qlik’s analytics platforms.
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