Microsoft to Enlist Puneet Chandok as the next Vice President at India branch
Microsoft to Enlist Puneet Chandok as the next Vice President at India branch

New Delhi:- Microsoft today announced the appointment of Puneet Chandok as vice president of Microsoft India and South Asia. Effective September 1, 2023, he will assume executive responsibility from Anant Maheshwari.

Backed by a strong leadership team, Puneet will oversee the integration of Microsoft's businesses across South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, strengthening the company's presence in the region. region, while focusing more deeply on key industries through a customer-centric approach with innovative AI at its core.

"We are pleased to announce that Puneet will be joining Microsoft India," said Ahmed Mazhari, President, Microsoft Asia. “Puneet has a long track record of building and growing technology companies and leveraging technology to drive impact and change. As we embrace an AI-led future, Puneet's leadership will play a vital role in ensuring Microsoft's ongoing success in South Asia, and I extend my thanks to Anant Maheshwari for setting us on a growth path.”

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Commenting on his appointment, Puneet Chandok said, “I am inspired by Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As India expands its own digital public infrastructure, I believe that this mission is more relevant here than ever before, and I am thrilled to be joining the One Microsoft team to make this mission a reality.”

“It has been a privilege to participate in Microsoft India's remarkable growth over the last seven years,” said Anant Maheshwari. “I am filled with gratitude for an exceptionally talented team with a strong set of leaders driving this momentum. The Microsoft India team has created a strong foundation of trust and entrepreneurial business models.”

Puneet's appointment comes at a time of continued market expansion for Microsoft as a leader in cloud technology and digital innovation. With the largest partner ecosystem globally, including a 17,000 strong network in India generating high cloud revenue, and new investments in local infrastructure including the intent to establish a new data center in Hyderabad, Microsoft's growth aligns with India's emergence as a global innovation hub. Microsoft remains committed to serving the market with transformative digital technologies that drive India's economic progress and inclusive growth agenda.

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Puneet joined Microsoft from AWS, where he led the company's operations in India and South Asia, working closely with businesses, digital businesses, startups and SMEs to help them reduce technical debt, providing flexibility and innovation. Previously, Puneet was a McKinsey partner in India and Asia, and held regional and global leadership roles at IBM. Puneet holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, a Bachelor of Commerce and a degree in computer programming, networks and advanced computer systems.

Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is enabling digital transformation in the intelligent cloud and smart edge era. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft began operations in India in 1990.

Today, Microsoft's India units employ more than 20,000 people, engaged in sales and marketing, research, development, customer support, and solutions. industrial solutions in 10 Indian cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. Microsoft delivers global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation in India's startups, enterprises and government organisations. 

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Microsoft India has hired Punnet Chandok in replacement of Anant Maheshwari as the corporate Vice President with the responsibilities assuming maheshwari to him.

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