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Pitney Bowes appoints Venkat Rao as country manager Australia/New Zealand
Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
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Venkat Rao has been appointed as country manager Australia/New Zealand (ANZ), India - ASEAN and Joseph Saleh as chief operating officer (COO) for ANZ.

Venkat Rao is adding the role of country manager for ANZ to his existing responsibilities as country head for the SendTech business in India - ASEAN.

In his new role, Saleh will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the ANZ business.

In addition, following six years as country manager for ANZ and three years as executive leader for Japan, Stephen Darracott has been appointed to the role of vice president – business development for SendTech International to deliver new profitable growth and capitalise on synergies and opportunities across the business. Stephen will be leading and executing profitable growth strategies across the SendTech International markets and taking on development of product partnerships for the business as it seeks adjacent opportunities to support its growth strategy.

Christoph Stehmann, executive vice president, International Sending Technology Solutions, said, “We are excited about these new appointments, which will ensure we continue driving growth opportunities and profitability across the business.

“Venkat has played a pivotal role in shaping the India SendTech entity. His many successes include driving the profitability of the India business, maintaining the highest net promoter score (NPS) globally within Pitney Bowes, and building a highly engaged and committed team, which has resulted in the external recognition as a Great Place to Work India. Joseph has led the sales organisation successfully over many years and, more recently, the services business, which will add significant value to his understanding and ability to drive the ANZ business forward.

“As country manager for ANZ, Stephen successfully led the business through significant change and transformation. This could not have been achieved without the support of such a dedicated, engaged, and talented local team. Stephen will support Venkat in his transition until the end of August. In his International role Stephen will continue to work closely with the teams in ANZ and Japan, supporting them in driving growth and go to market initiatives.”