Vivekanand Venugopal leaves Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara India chief Vivekanand Venugopal has stepped down after a 17-year stint with the tech giant.


Vivekanand Venugopal has quit Hitachi Vantara.

He was the Vice President and General Manager for Hitachi Vantara’s India operations.

Venugopal was the Managing Director of Hitachi Vantara since October 2017, the year when HDS, Hitachi Insights Group and analytics unit Pentaho rebranded into Hitachi Vantara.

“Vivekanand Venugopal has stepped down from his role as Vice President and General Manager for Hitachi Vantara India to pursue other interests, effective 31st March 2018. Vivek has been a valuable member of Hitachi Vantara’s leadership team and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” confirmed the company in an official statement to IDG India.

Vivekanand Venugopal joined Hitachi Data Systems as a business development manager in April 2001. His 15-year stint with HDS comes to an end wherein he spearheaded multiple leadership roles – from Sales Director, Vice President and MD.

According to Hitachi Vantara, India continues to be an area of interest and high potential. “We are committed to sustaining the growth momentum in India and we will continue to invest in this market,” mentioned the statement.

However, there is still no news on who will be replacing Venugopal.

“The new leadership announcement will be made available at an appropriate time,” as per company's statement.