We are pleased to announce Mr. Anil J Philip (Batch 1992-94) as the Alumnus of the Month for April 2010. Anil J Philip recently assumed (January 2010) the role of Vice President – Marketing, Strategy & Sales Program for the Systems Technology Group (STG- the group that manages IBM’s Server & Storage Portfolio) for IBM India South Asia. He is excited about the opportunity to be back in the functional area that interests him. Prior to this role he was Vice President – Business Development with IBM Integrated Technology Services (ITS). He enjoyed this learning experience in the services space and was responsible in building a crack National Business development engine.
Prior to returning to IBM in July 2008 he spent 3 exciting years at Lenovo India. He joined Lenovo as part of the sale of the IBM PC Division to Lenovo in May 2005. As part of the India Leadership team of Lenovo India he played a pivotal role in building the Lenovo organization in India.
In his first year at Lenovo as Director of Product , Marketing & Strategy he played the lead role in writing the India growth script and in the launch of Lenovo’s consumer portfolio in India. His next stint was as head of the Transaction Business Unit responsible for the Consumer and SMB Portfolio. During this period he was also promoted to the position of Executive Director. His team was credited establishing Lenovo Consumer notebooks to the Number 2 position in India in 2007 in a short span of one year from launch. The India Transaction team was recognized across the Lenovo World with the Chairman’s award. He also had the privilege of Leading Lenovo India for a brief period (Aug – Dec 2007) as Acting Managing Director.
Prior to the Lenovo stint he spent 9 year of his work life with IBM in a number of roles. Just prior to moving to Lenovo he was heading the Channels for IBM’s PC Division. He spent most of his years in IBM with the PC division in various Product and Marketing roles. IBM recognized his contribution to marketing and in particular ThinkPad and provided him an opportunity to work in Asia-Pacific marketing roles based out of Sydney for 2 years and later Singapore.
He also had work stints at Wipro & Wipro Acer in Product Management roles. He joined Wipro from campus after two wonderful learning years at T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal.
Anil is married to his junior from TAPMI Meret. Their two children provide them with the best guiding principle – reach for the Stars (Sitara) with your feet firmly on the Earth (Prithvi).