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Updated: March 28, 2011 22:01 IST

Bhaskar Pramanik to head Microsoft India

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Bhaskar Pramanik.
Bhaskar Pramanik.

Software giant Microsoft on Monday said it had appointed Bhaskar Pramanik as Chairman for its India operations.

The appointment, effective Monday, comes less than two months after Ravi Venkatesan quit as Microsoft India's Chairman and Corporate Vice-President.

Prior to the current role, Mr. Pramanik served as Managing Director for Oracle India and Sun Microsystems.

“As Chairman, Mr. Pramanik will oversee Microsoft's sales, marketing and services subsidiary, provide overall leadership on all Microsoft assets in India and lead our citizenship agenda in close alignment with India's national priorities,” Microsoft said in a statement. He will report to Jean-Philippe Courtois, who is the President of Microsoft International.

“I am excited to be part of a company that has such a wide play across industries, segments, products and services. I look forward to partnering with the business leaders and the entire Microsoft team to grow our business in India and enable the success of all our stakeholders,” Mr. Pramanik said.

Microsoft has a good presence in India, with over 5,300 employees.

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