Satyam staffer appointed as head of A/NZ

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Satyam staffer appointed as head of A/NZ

Global IT service company shakes off board scandal and appoints new country manager for the Australia and New Zealand region.

Satyam Computer Services has appointed Venki Prathivadi to the role of country manager for A/NZ.

Prathivadi will direct all Satyam activities in the two countries, including customer relationship management, solution development, service delivery, sales and support. 

Currently, the service provider operates across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

Prathivadi replaces Deepak Nangia, who left the company for personal reasons.

Prathivadi has been with Satyam since 2003 and most recently was Satyam's delivery director for a leading Australian telecommunications provider. 

He has an extensive background in the IT services industry, having held consulting roles in SAP Australia and EDS Australia, and he has lived in Australia for the past 18 years.

As principal advisor to the A/NZ region, Vijay Prisad will provide advisory services to build delivery excellence and leadership in A/NZ.

Prisad is one of the senior-most executives at Satyam and previously nurtured the company's Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence Practice Group and served as Satyam's CIO. 

Prior to joining Satyam, Prisad worked in Australia, New Zealand and the United States and will be based in Sydney.

The appointments were announced by T. R. Anand, director and senior vice president of Satyam.

Anand's responsibilities include head of the Asia-Pacific region and global head of digital convergence industries, which span telecommunications, technology Infrastructure, media and entertainment and semi-conductors. 

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