HPE welcomes SVP of Corporate Development and Investor Relations



  • Sonalee Parekh joins HPE as new senior vice president of corporate development and investor relations
  • Parekh brings more than 20 years’ experience in the global technology, media, and telecommunications industries

New role strengthens HPE’s finance executive talent to help drive critical growth initiatives

San Jose, Calif., November 4, 2019 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced Sonalee Parekh as the company’s new senior vice president of corporate development and investor relations, reporting to HPE chief financial officer Tarek Robbiati, effective immediately.

Parekh will lead HPE’s corporate development and investor relations teams and oversee critical growth initiatives, including merger and acquisition (M&A) plans globally. Parekh will serve as a key member of the finance executive team and advisor to the CFO.

“Sonalee is an accomplished and passionate leader who knows what it takes to drive innovation and growth,” said Robbiati. “Her broad experience advising global technology, media and telecommunications enterprises, as well as her deep financial expertise make her uniquely suited to help accelerate HPE’s pivot to an as-a-Service company to drive profitable, sustainable growth.”

A seasoned corporate advisor, Parekh brings more than 20 years’ experience in the global technology, media, and telecommunications industries.  She has held senior leadership roles at several global investment banks, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies.

Vishal Bhagwati, currently senior vice president of corporate development, will take on a new role as chief financial officer of HPE’s newly created High Performance Compute and Mission Critical Systems (HPC & MCS) unit within HPE’s Hybrid IT business, reporting to Robbiati.

Reporting to Parekh, Andy Simanek, vice president and head of investor relations, will continue in his current role and remain the primary contact for HPE’s financial analysts and investors.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze, and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud. HPE enables customers to accelerate business outcomes by driving new business models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing operational efficiency today and into the future.

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