Veeam has announced the appointment of Amarish Karnik as its Channel Director, India and SAARC. Amarish will play a strategic role to develop and expand Veeam’s channel footprint and cater to the growing need for Availability solutions in a digital-native environment.

Amarish will also spearhead critical partnerships with System Integrators, Cloud Service Provider and further expand distribution network across India and SAARC regions. He will report directly to Sandeep Bhambure, Vice President and Managing Director, Veeam India and SAARC.

Amarish brings to Veeam more than 15 years of experience in catering to the needs of a modern IT infrastructure. Prior to this appointment, Amarish has held various senior leadership roles to drive strategic and business growth across regions. Most recently, Amarish was the Director - General Business & Partners at Nutanix. Amarish has also held senior leadership roles at Citrix, Cisco Systems and Avaya Global Connect Ltd.

On his appointment, Karnik, said, “The sheer volume of data generated across sources makes Availability a critical aspect in ensuring seamless management across multi-cloud and on-premises environments. As the market leader in Backup and Intelligent Data Management, Veeam is a trailblazer in introducing innovative solutions to match the fast-pace of digitization. I look forward to further building and strengthening Veeam’s channel footprint and equipping businesses with simple, flexible and reliable IT infrastructure.”

Commenting on Karnik’s appointment, Bhambure said, “Our partners play a pivotal role in realizing the true value of Veeam proposition to deliver cloud data management. We are impressed with Amarish’s wealth of industry experience and his proven track record, and excited that he will fuel Veeam’s growth in the region. Additionally, Amarish’s demonstrated capabilities in driving digital transformation for businesses of all sizes will further unlock Veeam’s ever-growing market potential .”