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Rackspace welcomes two new senior Asia Pacific execs

17 Sep 2019
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Rackspace has appointed two new executives for its Asia Pacific operations. Effective immediately, Sean Girvin succeeds Darryn McCoskery as managing director of Rackspace Australia and New Zealand; and Sandeep Bhargava steps into a newly created role as managing director of Asia-Pacific Japan.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Sandeep and Sean to the Rackspace family,” says Rackspace CEO Kevin Jones.

“They bring with them a wealth of global experience and outstanding track records for leading and transforming businesses with energy and passion. I’m looking forward to seeing their positive influence take shape in the region with their teams, and our customers and partners.”

“On behalf of Rackspace, I would also like to thank Darryn McCoskery for his contributions to the business during his tenure.”

Girvin will be based from Rackspace’s office in Sydney. He will be responsible for leading Rackspace as the partner of choice for cloud services. He will also work to develop a workplace that attracts and develops the best talent in the industry.

Girvin was previously was vice president, head of sales for HPE South Pacific. He also has held leadership positions at HP and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), working in more than 40 countries.

“Clearly I am very excited to have the opportunity to assist our customers and partners on their digital transformation journey,” says Girvin.

“I very much look forward to working with the team as we help customers accelerate the value of the cloud and ensure Rackspace is recognised as the best partner in the marketplace, helping companies on their journey to get the most out of their cloud investment.”

Bhargavas will be based in Rackspace’s Singapore office. He will be responsible for driving Rackspace’s growth across the region and establishing strong local teams to ensure customers receive the Rackspace Fanatical Experience.

Bhargavas joins Rackspace with more than 20 years of IT services experience, including roles at DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), HP, Dell EMC and Procter & Gamble.

“It’s wonderful to join Rackspace at a time of such exciting growth for the organisation,” comments Bhargava.

“Our teams across the APJ region work tirelessly to unlock digital transformation potential for our clients, and I am pleased to come on board to support and lead them in their journey. With the industry balancing concerns about how to best invest in new cloud technologies while optimising legacy IT, the time is ripe to help companies of all shapes and sizes navigate this complexity with Rackspace.”