IBM has appointed Sandip Patel as the managing director of its India and South Asia (ISA) operations. Patel has replaced Karan Bajwa, who was earlier heading this role and has now stepped down.

In his new role, Patel will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the region. Moreover, he would also work towards enabling India’s capabilities across IBM’s global missions, global centres of excellence, research and innovation labs.

Prior to this, Patel was serving as the global general manager at IBM Boston Insurance and was responsible for business across all brands in this market segment.

He has also held the position of president at Aetna International, managing their international business. In addition, Patel has served in various leadership roles at IBM, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Coopers & Lybrand.