San Jose, CA—Recently announced were several Adobe executive team changes. Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Experience Business and Worldwide Field Operations, was promoted to president of Adobe’s Digital Experience business.
In addition, David Wadhwani, chief business officer and executive vice president, Digital Media, was promoted to president of Adobe’s Digital Media business.
As Adobe presidents, Chakravarthy and Wadhwani are responsible for the strategy as well as execution of their respective businesses. Under their leadership, the company will continue to invest in growth initiatives to accelerate its category-defining innovation as well as product leadership, as the transition to a digital-first world continues.
“I am thrilled that Anil Chakravarthy and David Wadhwani were promoted to president of our Digital Experience and Digital Media businesses, respectively,” said Shantanu Narayen, chairman and CEO, Adobe.
“I have immense confidence in both leaders; and I look forward to continuing to work with them and the rest of our executive team as we execute on our strategy to unleash creativity for all; accelerate document productivity; and power digital businesses across the globe.”
Adobe Executive Team Changes
Chakravarthy joined Adobe in January 2020 as EVP and general manager of Adobe’s Digital Experience business. The unit also includes Worldwide Field Operations. He successfully led the acquisition and integration of Workfront. Under his leadership, the Digital Experience segment also delivered over $1 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter. Before joining Adobe, Chakravarthy was CEO of Informatica.
Wadhwani returned to Adobe in June 2021 as EVP and chief business officer of the company’s Digital Media business. From 2010 to 2015, he served as SVP and general manager of Adobe’s Digital Media business. As such, he played a key role in the company’s successful transformation to a cloud-based subscription business. Adobe’s Digital Media business delivered record Q4 revenue of $3 billion. Before rejoining Adobe, Wadhwani was CEO of AppDynamics.
In their respective roles, Chakravarthy and Wadhwani will continue to work with the rest of Adobe’s executive team to drive the company’s next decade of growth.
Adobe also announced that Abhay Parasnis, executive vice president and chief technology officer, is leaving Adobe.
“Abhay’s vision and leadership were instrumental to the development of the ground-breaking technology powering Adobe’s continued growth,” added Narayen. “We appreciate his many contributions over the last seven years and wish him continued success.”
Parasnis joined Adobe in 2015 and championed a culture of continuous innovation. Under his leadership, the company made significant technological strides in artificial intelligence with Adobe Sensei. It is the underlying framework that drives advancements across Adobe’s entire product portfolio. Parasnis will remain in his role until the end of February to ensure a smooth transition.