Software giant Microsoft has named Chief Operating Officer Irina Ghose to the position of Managing Director of India.
This follows the resignation of Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari to pursue new opportunities.
Anant Maheshwari, who joined Microsoft in 2016 after serving at HoneyWell and McKinsey & Company, steered the tech giant growing across the spectrum, be it workplace productivity, skilling and local innovation at scale in India.
“We can confirm that Anant has decided to leave Microsoft to pursue a role outside the company,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
Irina Ghose will have the responsibility to engage with industry verticals across Microsoft’s solution areas, underscored by artificial intelligence. Irina Ghose focuses on driving innovation and digital transformation for customers in India to shape market-making engagements, create new engines of growth and deliver on core business outcomes.
Irina Ghose, a Microsoft veteran of over two decades, has held a variety of Strategy and Sales leadership roles across Enterprise, Solution Sales, Partner Solutions, and Education segments.
In her previous role as the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft India, she was focused on the end-to-end operations, go-to-market strategies and drove one of the largest world-class sales enablement programs.
Irina Ghose is an Electrical Engineer from IIT BHU and an MBA from XLRI.