Monica Kumar has taken on the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. that specializes in modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions. She will report directly to the CEO, Gajen Kandiah, and the change is effective immediately.
“Having the ability to effectively communicate a company’s value and set it apart in challenging market conditions is what sets great companies apart. This requires a top-notch marketing team that can effectively convey their message and showcases the value they bring to customers, partners, and employees,” said Kandiah. “Monica is known for being a dedicated and results-oriented leader who places a strong emphasis on supporting her customers and partners. I am confident that she will help Hitachi Vantara better communicate our purpose, values, and the unique ways we can assist organizations in achieving their business goals, undergoing transformation, and becoming more sustainable.”
Previously, Kumar held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Cloud GTM at Nutanix. During her time there, she streamlined the company’s complex product and solution strategy and scaled and transformed their $1 billion+ cloud portfolio. Prior to Nutanix, Kumar spent over 20 years at Oracle, holding various roles, including serving as the CMO of the multi-billion-dollar Oracle Database business. She was responsible for driving Oracle’s narrative on self-driving autonomous database cloud and leading the company’s transition of its data management portfolio to cloud and SaaS. Kumar is also a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and actively supports non-profit organizations such as Watermark and City Year Silicon Valley/San Jose. Additionally, she is a founding circle member of Neythri.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the solutions, capabilities, and achievements of Hitachi Vantara and the enormous potential of Hitachi, as well as the possibilities it presents for our customers and partners both now and in the future,” said Kumar.