- A former president and COO of RingCentral and Corporate VP at Microsoft, he now joins an elite club of India-born executives.
Software company Veeam has appointed Indian American Anand Eswaran as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He will replace Bill Largent who will step down as CEO to focus on his role as chairman of the Board.
Eswaran now joins an elite club of India-born executives, including Twitter’s Paras Agrawal, Google’s Sundar Pichai, IBM’s Arvind Krishna, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, Amway Global’s Milind Pant, Nokia’s Rajeev Suri, and VMware’s Raghu Raghuram.
“Veeam is a unique company that is growing significantly faster than the market,” said Easwaran in a company press release. “I am delighted to be joining such a talented team at an exciting time in its journey.”
Before joining Veeam, Eswaran was president and COO of RingCentral, where he oversaw the company’s growth and customer expansion. He came to RingCentral from Microsoft, where he was the Corporate Vice President. In that role, he was responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Commercial and Public Sector business globally. Earlier in his tenure at Microsoft, he led Microsoft Services, Industry Solutions, Digital, Customer Care, and Customer Success.
Before that Eswaran was the executive vice president of the $5.4 billion Global Services business at SAP, leading 17,000 business process and technology professionals to accelerate customer and partner value creation through SAP’s enterprise applications.
He has held multiple other leadership roles including vice president of Global Software Services at HP, vice president of Global Professional Services at Vignette (now OpenText), and senior manager at Braun Consulting (now Fair Isaac).
He is an alumnus of the University of Mumbai and has a Master’s at the University of Missouri.