Rajesh Rege joins Red Hat to Lead Red Hat India

Red Hat appoints Rajesh Rege as managing director, Red Hat India


BANGALORE, INDIA —  Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, today announced the hiring of Rajesh Rege as managing director for Red Hat India. Rajesh will work closely with all business units to advance the open source benefits of cloud IT to meet customer needs in India.


“I am excited to join Red Hat as the India IT market grows. Increased adoption of open source technologies and the emergence of open innovation as a key driver of scalable enterprise solutions, uniquely position Red Hat for success in India. I look forward to working with customers, partners, associates, and other stakeholders to build this opportunity to its fullest potential.”

Rajesh Rege

managing director, Red Hat India

Rajesh Rege, is an IT veteran with more than 26 years work experience spanning country business management, national sales management, industry business development as well as channel strategy and management roles in various global corporations.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Rajesh was with Cisco for four years as director and country head of Data Center and Cloud Business for Cisco in India, and across the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). While at Cisco, he was responsible for driving the datacenter and virtualization strategy in India, a key focus area in cloud and datacenter transformation across services providers and enterprise customers.

Before Cisco, Rajesh spent 11 years with Sun Microsystems in various leadership roles including running a successful India-wide sales organization for five years as director and country head (Enterprise Accounts, Mid-market and SMB), focusing on key industry verticals like government and defense, manufacturing and energy, education and research, IT and retail. Rajesh also managed Sun's partner ecosystem as director and served as country head of its Partner Sales Organization in India.

Earlier in his career, Rajesh worked with Indigo Technologies as country manager and Reuters as sales head.

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Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific
“We warmly welcome Rajesh into the Red Hat family. Rajesh’s appointment will further add to the value of the Red Hat management team in APAC, and especially in India as it grows as a key market for open source. Rajesh has a wealth of experience in the IT industry, he is a strategist and a strong leader who has hired, managed and mentored a number of talented individuals and managers. I am confident that he will be able to drive and advance our strong portfolio of Asia-Pacific and India clients.”  

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