Anant Maheshwari named Microsoft India chief

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018

Anant Maheshwari


Anant will take over from Bhaskar Pramanik with effect from January 2017.

Anant Maheshwari will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik as the head of Microsoft in India. He will join the IT products and services major on September 1 as President and will take over the operations of the company with effect from January 1, 2017.

Pramanik, who led the firm for about five years, will retire next March.

“Maheshwari will be responsible for all of Microsoft’s product, service, and support offerings across India,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice-President and President of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.

Prior to this appointment, Maheshwari was President of Honeywell in India, taking care of its Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, the company’s Performance Materials division and its Technologies business. During his 12-year stint with the firm, Maheswari held various other positions too. Before joining Honeywell, Anant worked with McKinsey for six years.

Pramanik held a key role in Microsoft’s efforts to build data centres in India and in the roll-out of the company’s Mobile First Cloud First strategy.

Published on August 01, 2016

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