Director Channel for India & SAARC Operations
Krithiwas Neelakantan is the Director Channel for India & SAARC Operations for NetApp. He joined NetApp in August 2012. In his current mandate, Krithiwas will spearhead channel development and channel enablement programs, cementing channel relationships and further drive sales through joint go-to-market with the NetApp partner ecosystem.
Krithiwas joins NetApp from Oracle where he was Director – Channels. He has more than 18 years of industry experience. He previously worked with companies like Sun Microsystems and Wipro, where he managed varied lines of businesses ranging from education, healthcare, volume sales, business development and channels. His rich portfolio of work experience includes building, enabling and sustaining businesses and enabling partner competency to address relevant markets and industries.
Krithiwas is an alumina of NIT, Calicut. Krithiwas believes in a strategic approach and applies his broad knowledge of the market with smart sales and organizational skills, to deliver superior results. He brings together an excellent selling skill and knowledge to the table and is exceptional in having both Industry domain skills as well as technology skills.
Krithiwas is an ardent reader. He is a keen follower of biographies of top historians and is especially interested in world history.