June 10, 2013: Microsoft India has announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director of its sales and marketing group (SMSG) in the country. Karan, who is currently the head of the enterprise business in India, will continue to be based out of Gurgaon. He has been with the company for over five years.
As part of this planned transition, Sanket Akerkar, the current Managing Director, is moving back to the United States to take up another assignment in the company. He has been with Microsoft Corporation since 2003, and moved to the Indian subsidiary in 2010.
Says Microsoft India Chairman,Bhaskar Pramanik: “Karan is a strong business leader who has always led from the front, and his successes both in Microsoft and prior to that are testimony to this. I am confident Karan’s strategic insights will help continue to grow the business in India.”