Praveen Thakur has been announced as the company's new Vice President for South Asia and Korea. Thakur brings with him over three decades of experience in the IT industry with roles spanning sales, pre-sales and business development, including senior leadership positions at Oracle and IBM.
In his current capacity, he will lead Teradata's offices across Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, and Korea in accelerating the company's cloud-first offerings in the region, such as Teradata VantageCloud – the complete cloud analytics and data platform, now with next-generation, cloud-native deployment and expanded analytics capabilities.
Thakur will helm Teradata's regional sales, channel, marketing, and operations with his extensive industry expertise and platform technology sales acumen.
With his strong background in technology sales, extensive management experience and a penchant for data & analytics, Thakur will play a key role in supporting Teradata's partners across a number of industry sectors, which include finance, retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing, helping them extract the best benefits and value from Teradata's offerings.
Prior to joining Teradata, Thakur was Chief Executive Officer at Unscrambl Inc, where he led the company to be included within Gartner's list of Cool Vendors in Analytics and Data Science. He also led several successful customer acquisitions across Asia and North America. His earlier endeavours include the leading of Oracle's Technology Business in Southeast Asia and management roles in IBM's Software Group and Communications Sector.
"Praveen's appointment as Vice President for South Asia and Korea could not have come at a more opportune time for us, given the launch of our all-new, cloud-native product: VantageCloud Lake," says Keith Budge, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Japan at Teradata.
"His expertise and staunch passion for data and technology will be a huge asset to our team, as we further expand our regional footprint in the cloud business.
"I am truly honoured to step into this role to support Teradata and our clients, as we further our mission to transform how businesses work and how people live, through the power of data," says Thakur.
"Teradata's goal has always been to help companies fully realise and leverage their data-driven insights for business growth. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Teradata team, as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation for our cloud-first offerings, translating this vision into reality."