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Former IBM Executive Appointed Google Cloud India MD

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Google has announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India.

Bajwa, who was previously leading the India operations of IBM, will be responsible for driving all revenue and go-to-market operations for the extensive solution portfolio of Google that includes Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. 

The field sales, partner, and customer engineering organizations of Google in India will also report to him. Bajwa will advise the continued work of Google Cloud with the local developer ecosystem and India-based Global System Integrators (GSIs).

Rick Harshman, Managing Director of Google Cloud in the Asia Pacific, making the announcement said Karan is a veteran in the industry with a proven track record of building and growing successful enterprise businesses. Harshman added that Karan’s experience will be a tremendous asset to Google Cloud’s business, our partners and our customers as we embark on this next phase of growth.

Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Google Cloud in India, said, “Leveraging cloud computing technology to modernize and scale for growth is on the agenda of almost every enterprise CEO and CIO and Google Cloud is committed to help every organization accelerate their digital transformation.”

Prior to IBM, Karan worked with Microsoft for nine years and his last role was being the Managing Director for the company’s operations in India. He has also worked with Cisco Systems in India and Singapore.

In India, businesses working with Google Cloud include Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Indiamart, LIC HFL, Manipal Hospitals, OYO Hotels and Homes, Truecaller, Hero Motocorp, ICICI Prudential, L&T Finance, and Wipro.

Earlier this month, Google announced plans to expand its presence in India by launching a cloud region in Delhi and added to its Mumbai region which was opened in 2017.

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