HP Hires Industry Innovator to Lead Personal Systems Group Worldwide Marketing
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2005
HP today announced that Satjiv Chahil, a 30-year veteran of leading technology brands, has joined the company as senior vice president of marketing for the Personal Systems Group (PSG).
Chahil comes to HP from Palm, where he was an advisor to the chairman, a board member of PalmSource and chairman of Mobile Digital Media, a Palm spin-off. During his five years at Palm, Chahil was also chief marketing officer and interim chief operating officer, roles in which he built Palm's global brand and helped to establish the new category of mobile computing.
"Satjiv's leadership experiences both in the United States and internationally, along with his breadth of industry relationships, will be a great asset to PSG on our path toward continued profitable growth," said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. "One of Satjiv's top priorities will be to ensure HP extends its leadership position in the small to medium business segment."
Prior to Palm, Chahil spent three years at Sony, where he played a key role in bringing digital convergence technologies and products to market in the United States and Japan, including the Sony VAIO laptop computer. Chahil also spent nine years at Apple, where, as the global marketing chief and general manager of the new media, entertainment and Internet division, he helped establish Apple's presence in Japan and Europe. He also initiated some of the IT industry's first cross-industry co-branding initiatives, including campaigns with BMW and two Hollywood studios.
Previously, he held various positions in general management, strategy, finance and sales at IBM and Xerox, spanning a period of more than 13 years.
Chahil earned a master's degree from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, and also holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2005, HP revenue totaled $85.2 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.