Qinthara Fasya | 31 May 2021
May 31, Singapore – Today, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), formerly known as Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), announced the appointments of Sinisa Nikolic, Director, HPC & AI, and Kumar Mitra, Director and Regional General Manager for CAP (Central Asia Pacific) to the Asia Pacific leadership team.
Sinisa joins from IBM, North America, where he spent close to 15 years building High-Performance Computing (HPC) teams, growing sales, revenue and operational efficiencies to drive smarter HPC performance for clients across several industries. Sinisa was most recently Director for Systems HW, Industrial Market, North America at IBM.
Kumar has over 26 years of experience in sales and tech optimization, bringing with him a strong understanding of the needs and nuances of markets across Asia Pacific. He joins Lenovo from Nutanix, where he was Director for OEM Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, and has also previously held senior positions in Dell.
“Our organization has revitalized under a new banner as Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group to demonstrate that our business reach and impact goes far beyond the data center. We are excited for this next stage in our evolution and warmly welcome Sinisa and Kumar who will no doubt help us in our mission to continue delivering smarter technology for all,” said Sumir Bhatia, President at Lenovo ISG, Asia Pacific.
In his new role, Sinisa will work closely with Lenovo’s global HPC team to drive the portfolio across the region.
Sinisa Nikolic said, “As data consumption by individuals and businesses exponentially grows, infrastructure solutions to support these changing needs are simultaneously evolving. The pandemic has accelerated this rapid transformation and increased the appetite for businesses to maximize data insights, be it to better personalize services in retail or conduct large-scale research in medicine. I am thrilled to be joining an industry leader like Lenovo ISG at such an exciting time in their own evolution, and helping businesses unlock new opportunities within HPC and AI.”
Kumar’s new role will focus on synergising the company’s performance across the Central Asia Pacific (CAP) region to drive growth and customer confidence. ISG’s CAP region comprises 8 key markets which include Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Kumar Mitra said, “As businesses across Central Asia Pacific aim to accelerate their growth in 2021, I am eager to lead the team at such an opportune time. Over the past year, Lenovo ISG has demonstrated its ability to deliver despite challenges. As I take the reins in this dynamic region in Asia, I hope to build on the successes we have had and help Lenovo ISG deliver cutting-edge infrastructure solutions for the data centered.”
Both Sinisa and Kumar will be based in Singapore and will report to Sumir Bhatia, President at Lenovo ISG, Asia Pacific.