By Claire Reilly
Intel has announced two additions to its Australia and New Zealand management team, appointing Anna Torres as national marketing manager and V.R Rajkumar (Raj) as national reseller channel manager. Both appointments take effect immediately.
Torres takes on the national marketing manager position following nine years’ experience at Intel, including work as a strategic relationship manager in Intel’s Enterprise group, and her most recent role as Intel Australia and New Zealand PR Manager (since 2007).
“Anna has overseen some exceptional success during her time as Public Relations Manager and her creative approach to PR and marketing as well as her deep knowledge of Intel makes her an outstanding candidate for this role,” said Intel Australia and New Zealand GM, Kate Burleigh.
“She will manage a highly skilled marketing team and together they will continue to focus on the growth and innovation of Intel’s brand in Australia and New Zealand.”
In her new role, Torres will be “responsible for overall marketing strategy for Intel A/NZ and will manage a team which includes advertising, public relations, retail, online, partner and channel marketing”.
As national reseller channel manager, V.R Rajkumar will be heading up Intel’s Local Channel and Branded Distribution Sales Team. He has been with Intel since 2000, including five years based in India and the past seven years in Australia, where he has held the role of Intel A/NZ distribution manager since 2007.
“During his 12 years at Intel, Raj has amassed a great deal of knowledge,” added Burleigh. “He is well-known within the IT reseller channel and has presided over a number of critical technology transitions and new product introductions within his time, the most recent being the launch of Intel’s 3rd Generation processors and Ultrabook computers.
“Raj’s extensive experience positions him well to lead and manage the local channel team through this exciting growth stage.
“Anna and Raj have both been prominent and influential members of the Intel team for a number of years and will bring strong direction and vision to their new roles," she said.