WD®, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage and connected-life products, today announced that Subroto Das has joined the company as sales director, India, for its components and branded products businesses. Reporting to Scott Davis, WD’s vice president of worldwide channel sales, Mr. Das is responsible for the sales-management and market-growth strategies of the Indian subcontinent.

“India is a diverse and dynamic market, and is critical to WD’s continued growth,” said Scott Davis. “Subroto’s broad technology background and strong customer relationship skills will benefit WD as digital storage becomes increasingly prevalent in virtually every part of our consumer and commercial lives. His leadership will be instrumental to WD’s ongoing expansion into new markets for its products and increased penetration into traditional segments in the region."

Mr. Das brings to WD intensive experience gained at Cisco®, HP®, EMC® and IBM®, where, in his last assignment as V.P., he headed the System Storage group for India and South Asia.

“It is an exciting time to join WD,” said Subroto Das. “The company is applying its strength of addressing high-volume markets with high-quality, reliable products at low cost into fast-growing new markets such as ”thin and light”, datacenter and cloud storage, as well as connected-life products. WD is also investing in the advancement of its technology and product portfolio. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work closely with the WD team and its customers, and about WD’s future.”

Mr. Saif Khwaja and Mr. Khalid Wani will continue supporting the team to ensure WD maintains its growth in India, including further strengthening its brand and market share in this large, fast-moving market. Mr. Sushil Bandi has left the company to pursue other interests. “WD wishes him every success in his new endeavors and would like to sincerely thank him for his almost four years of dedicated service,” said Davis.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.


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