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Xerox India strengthens leadership team

Appoints Konstantin Klein as Managing Director and Vishal Awal as Executive Director, Services.

Xerox India strengthens leadership team

Appoints Konstantin Klein as Managing Director and Vishal Awal as Executive Director, Services.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 26, 2011

Aligning itself to extend leadership in Business Process and Document Management outsourcing, Xerox strengthened its India leadership team. As a vital part of this business transformation, Xerox has appointed Konstantin KleinManaging Director for Xerox India. Klein replaces Andrew Horne, who has taken a new role in Developing Market Operations for Xerox. Klein brings diverse experience in management, sales, marketing and channel operations to his new role and is 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 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 for Central Asia.  Prior to his new role, Klein was the VP & GM, Xerox Eurasia International Group (XEIG), based in Moscow and played a key role in making it one of the fastest growing markets for Xerox worldwide.

Talking about his new role, Klein said, “Xerox has transformed over the last few years – we have always delivered high quality technology that enables our customers to achieve better productivity and savings, and have recently invested in delivering truly benchmark solutions and services that further differentiate us from the rest of the market. Post the ACS acquisition, Xerox is extremely well positioned to address BPO, ITO and document outsourcing services to take us to the next level. We are committed to investing in India’s future as a leading exporter of innovation.”

To effectively address the fast growing services opportunities in South Asia region, Xerox appointed Vishal Awal, Executive Director, Services, Xerox India. 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 in Asia Pacific regions. Prior to joining Xerox, he was the Vice President and Head of Ericsson’s Customer Unit (CU) for the India Region. Vishal was instrumental in ushering in 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.

Xerox India’s Technology & Channels portfolio will be headed by Vipin Tuteja, Executive Director, Technology, Channels and International Business, Xerox India. 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 and North & East regions to expand Xerox’s pan India presence. The appointments include; Rajiv Luthra as Regional Head - Central, M Venkat Rao, Regional Head- South & Arvind Chabra continues as the Regional Head- North & East.

Xerox has also strengthened the marketing function with the appointment of Vivek Chandel, Executive Director - Marketing, Xerox India. Chandel has over 20 years of experience in Marketing & Business Operations in organisations like Tata Tele-Services, Bharti Airtel and Escotel. Prior to joining Xerox, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Tata Teleservices for UP West and Uttarakhand.

Manmohan Kalsy joins in as Executive Director, Human Resources, Xerox India. Kalsy has over 21 years of experience in the HR function across manufacturing, consumer goods and telecom sectors with companies like DCM, Gillette, PepsiCo & 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,” added Klein. “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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