Sankalp Saxena

SVP & Managing Director, Operations

Sankalp Saxena is a seasoned global leader, with over 30 years’ experience in the technology sector: accustomed to inspiring large, complex teams to create world-class and world-leading solutions that deliver transformational results. He is as comfortable at transforming multinationals as with developing and driving startups.

Sankalp is currently, SVP and MD for Operations at Nutanix, where he is responsible for shaping and executing the enterprise cloud leader’s short and long-term growth strategy for India.

Prior to Nutanix, he held a number of senior C-suite and board level appointments: he was President & Global Head of the Aviation Business Services (ABS) for IBS Software Solutions where he led the company to consistent high double-digit growth.

Before that he was Chairman and Founder of Moveo Systems, a leading provider of multi-platform solutions for India’s largest enterprises; and Global Senior Vice President with Macromedia and i2 Technologies respectively and Chairman and Managing Director of their Indian operations, where he was recognized by Harvard for his success in the transformation of the company in India

As well as his C-suite credentials, Sankalp has also held a number of senior executive level positions in software sales and marketing with Oracle and Lucent Technologies and in manufacturing with Procter & Gamble and Honeywell.

He is a passionate tech entrepreneur and leader and has been named a visionary by industry media for his collaborative procurement work. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Stanford University Law School.

Sankalp holds an Executive MBA from Stanford University and a MSc and BSC degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on supply chain optimization and artificial intelligence/robotics from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.