Promotes veteran Ranga Pothula as managing director and general manager of new region
MUMBAI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 18 June 2019 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud
software specialized by industry, announced the India Business Unit (IBU)
as a new separate region -- comprising India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan --
to further accelerate progress and tap growth opportunities in this vast
market. Additionally, Ranga Pothula is named managing director and general
manager for the IBU to drive the next phase of growth. This move lowers the
center of gravity and puts - more so than ever - the Infor customer at the
pivot of all engagements, a shift that is aimed to enhance customer
satisfaction and experience.
"India has long been a strategic market for Infor, one that
is instrumental to the growth of our overall business. With an IPO in the
cards, India and other regions need to fire on all cylinders," said Charles
Phillips, chief executive officer. "The new IBU is Infor's strategic response
to the immense market opportunities afforded by digital technologies such as
cloud, mobility, artificial intelligence and IoT in accelerating innovation
across public and private sectors in India. Ranga is well-placed to lead IBU
into unprecedented growth -- having been at the helm of both R&D and CoE
services across multiple products, and growing global delivery services
ten-fold under his charge in his two decades with Infor."
This announcement reinforces Infor's long-term commitment
and investments in this market to date, with India today being the company's
top two largest locations in the world with over 3,000 people in the region.
Commenting on his new challenge, Ranga Pothula said, "Infor
has a robust product innovation and growth roadmap that places a laser-sharp
focus on delivering exacting customer demands for last-mile functionality
specialized by industry. Furthermore, as digital transformation continues to
sweep enterprise and SME businesses in India and beyond, Infor is
well-positioned to deliver mission-critical business software in the cloud. I
look forward to further scaling our IBU operations by sharpening focus on
global delivery, servicing offerings, technology developments, and
strengthening customer and partner relations."
This year marks Ranga's 22 years at Infor. During his
tenure, Ranga played key roles in product development, delivery services,
managed services (IMS) and has been responsible for global delivery services
operations in India, the Philippines, Egypt and Poland over the past four
years. Ranga was previously president of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises
Association 2016-2018), is APICS- and PMP-certified and a key member of Infor
Hyderabad process improvement.
Infor is a global
leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. With 17,300
employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software
is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 19 of the top 20 aerospace
- 9 of the top 10 high tech
- 18 of the 25 largest U.S.
healthcare delivery networks
- 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
- 19 of the top 20 automotive
- 17 of the top 20 industrial
- 15 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 17 of the top 20 global banks
- 9 of the 10 largest global hotel
- 8 of the top 10 global luxury