Microsoft announced the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as the managing director of Microsoft India (R&D).
Rajiv Kumar, currently corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices (E+D) Group, will be adding additional responsibility of managing director of Microsoft India (R&D).
Anil Bhansali, who held the role of managing director of Microsoft India (R&D) for the last six years, will become the corporate vice president of Cloud & Enterprise and will be relocating to Redmond, USA.
Among Rajiv’s recent key contributions to Microsoft are Kaizala (an enterprise productivity chat app) & bootstrapping the campus hiring program in India resulting in Microsoft hiring the best talent from premier engineering colleges in India.
Rajiv joined Microsoft, Redmond in 1992 as a campus-hire and moved up from being a developer in the Visual Basic team to Development Manager in BizTalk and then the Product Unit Manager for the Content Management Server team, which became a part of the SharePoint server.
Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) is one of Microsoft’s largest R&D centers outside the Redmond headquarters. IDC represents Microsoft’s strategy of shared development to build products and services for driving digital innovation that helps transform individuals and organizations across all industry verticals.