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Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari steps down

Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari steps down

Anant Maheshwari stepped down as President of Microsoft India after a nearly seven year long tenure with the company. He joined Microsoft after an interaction with its CEO Satya Nadella and was responsible for overall operations of the company in India.

Anant Maheshwari on Friday stepped down as president of Microsoft India to pursue other interests, according to the IT giant.

Maheshwari led Microsoft India for six years and 11 months.

His remit during his tenure was to drive the digital transformation of businesses underscored by artificial intelligence (AI), according to his LinkedIn description.

Married to Akanksha, who last served as regional director of destination marketing at the hotel chain Hilton India, the duo have two sons Kabir and Adil. Kabir is aged around 19.

As part of the shuffle triggered by Mahewshwari’s exit, Irina Ghose, chief operating officer at Microsoft India has been promoted to the rank of managing director, succeeding Sashi Sreedharan, who has been promoted to a higher role, the Economic Times reported, citing people aware of the matter.

Navtej Bal will succeed Ghose, while he will be succeeded by Venkat Krishnan, currently heading the partnership, into the role of public sector business.

Krishnan joined Microsoft in 2017 from Oracle and served as executive director of global partner solutions until recently.


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