US IT firm appoints an Indian-origin as CEO


An Ohio-based IT firm, Veeam Software has appointed Indian origin as the new CEO of their company and has inducted him to their Board of Directors.

Anand Eswaran, will be replacing Bill Largent in the new role, who will be stepping down after 13 years of his stint in Veeam chairman, and who played a key part in overseeing a record year of profitable growth in 2021.

Veeam is a company that sees recovery and data management solutions across all settings and in the hybrid cloud. The company surpassed $1 billion in annual recurring revenue in 2021 and presently has over 400,000 customers.

Prior to this, Eswaran was serving as president and COO of RingCentral, where he led exponential development and client expansion, with the cloud communications provider’s most recent financial results indicating a 39% year-over-year gain under his leadership.

Before RingCentral, Eswaran worked at Microsoft for five years, leading global teams in sales, digital and industry solutions, customer success, and customer and partner advocacy.

Eswaran was also the Executive Vice President of Global Services at SAP. He served as the Vice President of Global Software Services at HP, the Vice President of Global Professional Services at Vignette, and the Senior Manager at Braun Consulting. On Twitter, Eswaran announced his role as the CEO in Veeam.

The new CEO of Veeam Software, Anand Eswaram stated on Veeam’s official website that Veeam is a one-of-a-kind firm that is expanding at a quicker rate than the market and he is thrilled to be joining such a talented team at such an exciting point in its evolution.

He further stated that data is exploding and has become one of the most valuable assets for all businesses. He said that data management, security, and protection are critical to how businesses work today, and failing to have a solid strategy can be disastrous, and with the most robust ransomware protection and the capacity to secure data wherever it may live they have a unique opportunity to break away.

Chairman Bill Largent, stated that he is delighted to welcome Anand to Veeam as its new CEO. He further said that Anand has vast experience in building innovative company models, implementing market development, and driving growth through an inclusive purpose-led and people-first culture, and having someone with Anand’s experience onboard will guide them into a new era of success.