Hyderabad: IT Company Mahindra Satyam on Tuesday said it has appointed Edward 'Ted' Pretty as the Chairman for its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Pretty will also support the company's Asian region for telecom business expansion, Mahindra Satyam said in a statement.

He will drive the strategy for Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra across network engineering and operations, business intelligence and analytics, cloud, mobility and security, the company added.

"Ted joins us at a time when the industry is poised to transform. We look forward to benefit from his experience, leadership," Mahindra Satyam Senior Vice President Rohit Gandhi said in the statement.

Prior to joining Mahindra Satyam, Ted has held senior positions in firms such as Optus, Telstra, Fujitsu, Visy and RP Data.

He is currently non-executive director of data centre provider NextDC and Chairman of online and digital media adviser CMB Capital and SiteTour, the statement said.

"It will be my objective to ensure that our clients see and experience the business benefits that Mahindra Satyam – Tech Mahindra technology and processes can deliver across the IT&T, financial services, industrial, e-Government and health sectors in particular," Ted said.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group which employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.

The company has IT solutions development and delivery centers Australia as well.


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