Satyam Computer Services Ltd., has appointed Venki Prathivadi as the new country manager for Satyam Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Satyam has also appointed Vijay Prasad as principal advisor to the ANZ region.

Satyam appoints new leadership in Australia and New Zealand

Prathivadi replaces Deepak Nangia, who left the company about a month ago after a seven-year stint. Nangia has joined Capgemini Australia as its managing director for the newly formed New Business unit.

Prathivadi will direct all Satyam activities in the two countries, including customer relationship management, solution development, service delivery, sales and support. Satyam operates major solution centers across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

“Satyam has established a prominent position in Australia and New Zealand in fairly short order. We enjoy strong relationships with leading clients across key verticals, and our associates are among the most skilled and dedicated in our industry. I am thankful for the opportunity to build on these strengths and lead Satyam to a new level of success,” Prathivadi said.

Prathivadi has been with Satyam since 2003 and most recently was Satyam's delivery director for a leading Australian telecommunications provider. He has an extensive background in the IT services industry, having held consulting roles in SAP Australia and EDS Australia, and he has lived in Australia for the past 18 years.

As principal advisor to the ANZ region, Vijay Prasad will provide advisory services to build delivery excellence and leadership in ANZ. Vijay is one of the senior-most executives at Satyam; he nurtured the company's Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence Practice Group and served as Satyam's CIO. Prior to joining Satyam, Vijay worked in Australia, New Zealand and the United States; Vijay will be based in more