NTT DATA Business Solutions

Sharath Burla appointed Head of APAC region

itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions sees major potential in the APAC region

itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions announces appointment of new ‘Head of APAC Region’: On 13 August 2018, Sharath Burla took over from Max White as general manager of APAC NTT DATA Business Solutions. The new APAC CEO will report directly to Norbert Rotter, CEO of the itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions Group. COO of itelligence AG Uwe Bohnhorst will continue to act as itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions’ APAC region co-CEO.

‘The APAC region harbours major business potential for us,’ emphasises Group CEO Norbert Rotter: ‘We currently have 550 employees in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia who will all report directly to Mr Burla. Together with our itelligence colleagues in China, Malaysia and India, we intend to pursue much stronger growth in the APAC region and want to make it more profitable,’ Rotter continues.

Sharath Burla, who is originally from India, has lived in Singapore for over nineteen years and is now a Singaporean citizen. Sharath has more than 25 years of business experience including over 18 years of management experience in Information Technology, ERP, CRM, Supply chain management and program management. Prior to joining NTT DATA BS APAC, Sharath held multiple senior management positions in sales, practice and strategy at DXC Technology (HPE). In his last role at DXC, Sharath was responsible for Enterprise Cloud Applications Business P/L across the region. Prior to DXC, Sharath held partner and leadership positions at start-ups and fortune 500 companies. Sharath holds a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and a master’s in business administration from California State University. He is currently pursuing his SAP Masters in Sales Transformation from London. In addition, Sharath holds multiple industry and professional certifications including PMP from PMI, CSCP from APICS, SAP, Siebel, ITSM, Six Sigma and others.

Sharath Burla, Head of APAC Region, NTT DATA Business Solutions: ‘I’m incredibly excited to join the APAC leadership team and would like to thank itelligence NTT DATA for the confidence placed in me. The APAC region is an economic area with development opportunities that are only just emerging, and I am looking forward to exploring these opportunities for itelligence NTT DATA Business Solutions. We have a great culture, the broadest capabilities in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled a strong growth for us. Building further on our growth is a challenge that I accept with confidence. I am passionately committed to placing our clients at the centre of everything that we do. My purpose is to lead NTT DBS APAC team to even greater heights.’

itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions greatly appreciates the efforts of Sharath Burla’s predecessor Max White, who made a considerable contribution to the development of NTT DATA Business Solutions’ business in the APAC region.

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itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions is an internationally leading SAP consultancy firm with around 8,000 highly-specialised employees and branches in 25 countries. itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions belongs to the worldwide consultancy network NTT DATA Group, where it is valued as the network’s global SAP hub. As SAP Global Platinum Reseller, SAP Hybris Gold Partner, SAP Business-Alliance and Global Hosting Partner and SAP-certified provider of Cloud and application management services, itelligence, NTT DATA Business Solutions realises complex projects in the SAP environment all over the world. With its comprehensive range of services, from advice on the introduction of SAP to the development of an SAP strategy, SAP license marketing, in-house developed industry-specific SAP solutions and application management to managed Cloud services, the company generated a total turnover of 872.1 million euros in 2017.