Shanker Annaswamy was the former Managing Director of IBM India Private Limited from 2004-12. He also served as the Senior Advisor- India Enterprise from Jan 2013 until September 2014.
He was responsible for all of IBM’s Sales, Marketing, Services and Global Delivery Operations in the India/South Asia region, including operations in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Before joining IBM, Shanker was the President and Chief Executive Officer for GE Medical Systems, South Asia and the Managing Director of Wipro-GE Medical Systems. He started his career with Philips Medical Systems.
He was the member of NASSCOM’s Executive Council from 2004 to 2008, Chairman of the CII National Committee of IP owners and co-chaired the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Innovation Mission in 2007. In 2009, he was nominated to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Science and Technology. He was also on the National Executive Board of Amcham and on the National Executive Committee of FICCI.
He continues to be a member of the India @ 75 National Committee of CII.
In 2009, Business Week listed him as among India’s 50 Most Powerful People. In October 2011, Shanker was conferred the Best CEO – Multinational Company Award as part of Forbes India Leadership Awards 2011 for Transformational Leadership.
Shanker holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.E) in Electronics and Communication from Madras University and a Diploma in Business Management Education from AIMA, New Delhi.