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Xerox India strengthens top-level management

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Marketing | August 26, 2011
The company aims to capture new opportunities in the fast-growing document management, services, graphic arts, production printing, and office printing markets.

Xerox India has made some key appointments to strengthen its senior-level management and capture new opportunities in the fast-growing market. Konstantin Klein has been appointed managing director, Xerox India. Klein replaces Andrew Horne, who has taken a new role in developing market operations for Xerox. To effectively address the fast-growing services opportunities, Vishal Awal has been appointed executive director, services, Xerox India. Vipin Tuteja has been roped in to head the technology and channels portfolio, while the marketing function will be strengthened with the appointment of Vivek Chandel as executive director, marketing, Xerox India. Manmohan Kalsy will take charge as executive director, human resources.

Earlier, Klein was vice-president and general manager, Xerox Eurasia International Group (XEIG), based in Moscow. Klein played a key role in making it one of the fastest-growing markets for Xerox worldwide.

Klein brings diverse experience in management, sales, marketing, and channel operations to his new role, and will be responsible for business operations in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives.

He joined Xerox in 1996, and has held a number of senior management positions in the company, including that of director, key account operations, and marketing for Xerox Russia, marketing director for Xerox Eurasia, marketing manager, OPB/OSG for MIERA (based in the UK), and regional manager, Central Asia.

Awal joins Xerox with more than 20 years of experience in business development, key account management and global services business management roles in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to joining Xerox, he was vice-president and head of Ericsson's customer unit (CU) for the Indian region. Awal was instrumental in ushering in the managed services/outsourcing trend within the telecom industry in India.

At Xerox India, Awal will be responsible for driving the company's growth in the document management and business process outsourcing services markets.

Tuteja will be responsible for Xerox India's office and production printing businesses and his experience of working with Xerox will help strengthen Xerox India's partnerships and grow the channel operation, which are critical for the company's growth and expansion.

Tuteja will work with the newly-appointed regional business heads in South, Central, North and East regions, in order to expand Xerox's pan-India presence.

Chandel has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business operations in organisations such as Tata Teleservices, Bharti Airtel and Escotel. Prior to joining Xerox, he was chief operating officer, UP West and Uttarakhand, Tata Teleservices.

Kalsy has more than 21 years of experience in the HR function across manufacturing, consumer goods and telecom sectors, with companies such as DCM, Gillette, PepsiCo and Hutchison. Prior to joining Xerox India, Kalsy headed the HR function for the India captive shared services at Vodafone, and was a part of the global business transformation team.

"With this infusion of senior talent and expertise, Xerox India aims to capture new opportunities in the fast growing document management, services, graphic arts, production printing and office printing markets," says Klein.

He adds, "The robust and hard-working team at Xerox India will continue to deliver world class technology, service and solutions to our customers, partners and other stakeholders."

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