Microsoft Hires AWS's Puneet Chandok To Lead India Operations

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Puneet Chandok as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft India and South Asia, effective from September 1, 2023.

What Happened: Chandok will assume operational responsibilities from Anant Maheshwari and will oversee the integration of Microsoft's businesses across South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

This move aims to boost the company’s presence in the region while deepening its focus on key industries through a customer-centric approach with generative AI at its core, according to the press release issued by Microsoft.

Ahmed Mazhari, President Microsoft Asia, expressed delight at Chandok’s appointment, citing his strong track record of building and growing technology businesses and leveraging technology to deliver impact and change.

Puneet joins Microsoft from AWS, where he led the company's India and South Asia businesses, working closely with enterprises, digital businesses, startups, and SMBs to help them reduce technical debt, bring in agility, and innovate. 

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