Balaji Rao

Area Vice President, India & SAARC, Commvault

Balaji leads the sales organization in Commvault for India and SAARC and is responsible for accelerating growth, driving sales execution excellence and expanding market share across the region.

Commvault supports more than 100,000 organizations globally, including Au Small Finance Bank, Apollo Tyres, Marcellus and Wibmo in India. A strong customer advocate, Balaji will also collaborate and strengthen Commvault’s broad and diverse partner ecosystem to deliver Commvault’s innovations and commitments to our customers in their data transformation journey.

With two and a half decades of deep tech expertise in the Indian market, Balaji has successfully built businesses across all verticals, especially on Enterprise, Government, Commercial & Channel. He is a people-first leader, who is passionate about mentoring and coaching people to drive high performance and collective growth.

Balaji has a proven track record with key leadership roles across leading technology companies including Veritas, VMWare, HPE, Mandiant, and IBM, managing cross functional teams from Pre-Sales, Operations to Channel and Professional Services, delivering intrinsic value to partners and customers alike.

Based in Mumbai, Balaji is a nature enthusiast, and can often be found behind a camera and with a local guide, in pursuit of capturing the rewarding images of those illusive Tigers and other wildlife.