Indian American Sowmyanarayan Sampath Named CEO of Verizon Business
India-West Staff Reporter
NEW YORK, NY – Effective July 1, Verizon said in a press release, Indian American Sowmyanarayan Sampath will assume the role of Executive Vice President and CEO of Verizon Business. Sampath will report directly to Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO.
“Sampath brings more than two decades of experience in digital transformation and critical network infrastructure on behalf of business customers to his new role at Verizon, plus extensive knowledge of products and their role in powering enterprise growth and global security,” said Vestberg. “I am proud of the Verizon Business team’s drive and continued growth as part of our customer-facing transformation model. Given Sampath’s distinguished Verizon tenure, this will be a seamless transition and I expect him to continue the business momentum.”
Sampath joined Verizon in 2014 and currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon Business. Over the years, Sampath has served in several strategic roles at Verizon.
“I come to this role from a very diverse background, a mindset to constantly learn and a mission to lead with kindness and integrity during this critical moment of radical digitization for our customers, ” said Sampath. “The time is now to disrupt the industry and stay laser focused on transformational outcomes for our customers and how Verizon serves their needs.”
Sampath has a bachelor’s degree from Kolkata’s St Xavier’s College, as well as Chartered Accountancy from The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India and an MBA from Boston University. He has worked at KPMG and Boston Consulting Group previously.