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Microsoft Appoints Puneet Chandok as Lead Operations

Puneet Chandok, soon to be former Head of Amazon Web Services India
Puneet Chandok appointed as Head of India Operations for Microsoft | Business Insider India

Microsoft today announced Puneet Chandok’s appointment as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft India and South Asia. Effective September 1, 2023, he will assume the operational responsibilities from Anant Maheshwari. Supported 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, further boosting 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.

We are delighted to announce that Puneet will be joining Microsoft India. Puneet has a strong track record of building and growing technology businesses and leveraging technology to deliver 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.

said Ahmed Mazhari, President Microsoft Asia.

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.”

Puneet’s appointment coincides with Microsoft’s ongoing expansion as a frontrunner in cloud technology and digital innovation. With a vast global partner ecosystem, including a robust network of 17,000 partners in India generating substantial cloud revenue, and recent investments in local infrastructure, such as the plan to establish a new data center in Hyderabad, Microsoft’s growth perfectly aligns with India’s emergence as a prominent global innovation hub. Demonstrating unwavering dedication, Microsoft continues to prioritize the market by offering transformative digital technology to drive India’s economic progress and foster an inclusive growth agenda.

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