Lingraju Sawkar is the President of Kyndryl India. Prior to assuming the President position he was the General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM India/South Asia. He has an established record in the APAC region of successfully helping customers address their most important business challenges. He previously led the transformation of IBM Global Technology Services in India/South Asia, establishing it into a next-generation services value integrator. As part of this charter, he helped expand the customer portfolio into 17 industries, beyond the telecommunications sector.
He has over twenty years of experience in business management, global strategy, sales and marketing experience in senior leadership positions across product and services portfolio in India, ASEAN and Growth Markets. Lingraju held the position of strategy executive for growth markets based out of the IBM corporate headquarters in Armonk. He has built competencies in developing and growing new business opportunities and has an in-depth understanding of the services market.
Lingraju is an engineering graduate with a management degree. He is an avid marathon runner and his interests include understanding cultural sensitivities.