Microsoft Names Puneet Chandok To Lead India Operations


The hiring of Puneet Chandok as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft India and South Asia was made public by Microsoft. He will take over Anant Maheshwari's operating duties as on September 1, 2023. Puneet will be in charge of integrating Microsoft's operations in South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, with the help of a strong leadership team. This will increase the company's presence in the region and sharpen its focus on key industries through a customer-centric strategy with generative AI at its core.

“We are delighted to announce that Puneet will be joining Microsoft India,” said Ahmed Mazhari, President Microsoft Asia. “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.”

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.”

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