Microsoft has appointed Aparna Gupta as the new leader of its Global Delivery Center (GDC), marking a significant step in its pursuit of operational excellence and global service innovation. Gupta, armed with over 25 years of experience and a Master’s in Engineering Sciences from IIT Bombay, is all set to elevate Microsoft’s delivery centre operations.
What to know? The GDC, since its inception in Hyderabad in 2005, has been pivotal in offering top-notch delivery solutions globally, expanding its reach to Bengaluru, Noida, and beyond. Aparna Gupta’s role will focus on driving customer innovation, enhancing cloud growth, and harnessing top-tier talent and industry expertise.
Gupta’s incredible journey: Gupta’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. From her early days in a biotech lab working on a malaria vaccine to leading FirstRain Inc India, and then making a mark in Microsoft’s Commercial Software Engineering, her career trajectory showcases a blend of technical brilliance and visionary leadership. As the new head of GDC, she aims to deepen technical expertise, foster a strong team culture, and take Microsoft’s service delivery to new heights.
A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Gupta has been the executive sponsor for Microsoft India’s Women's Employee Resource Group Charter, building diverse teams and inspiring women in tech. Her commitment extends to volunteering at non-profit organizations and empowering women through digital technology and innovation.
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