Vaswani named Dell Services president

Written by fe Bureau | Bangalore | Updated: Dec 7 2012, 09:48am hrs
Dell has appointed former Wipro co-CEO Suresh Vaswani as president of Dell Services, elevating him into a role that will see him reporting directly to company chairman and CEO Michael Dell.

Vaswani will be responsible for developing and delivering IT services and business solutions for global corporations and governments. He replaced Steve Schuckenbrock, who is leaving Dell to seek new opportunities outside Dell.

Vaswani, the former joint CEO at Wipro, previously led Dell Services application and business process outsourcing line. He had left Wipro after its chairman Azim Premji dissolved the dual CEO model, bringing in TK Kurien to replace the joint CEOs.

Girish Paranjpe was the other CEO at Wipro at that time.

We made huge strides transforming Dell into a leading provider of end-to-end solutions and our services business has been a cornerstone of our progress, Dell said. Vaswanis expertise in services and proven track record make him the right leader to continue growing the business, it added.

Dell entered into services in 2007 with the acquisition of Perot Systems for $3.9 billion. Dell Services revenue grew 12% to $2.2 billion and represented 14% of the Dells business for the fourth quarter of last fiscal.