Google Cloud appoints Karan Bajwa as Managing Director for India

Karan Bajwa Karan Bajwa

He will be responsible for driving all revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud’s extensive solution portfolio that includes Google Cloud Platform and G Suite in the country.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has appointed industry veteran Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India.

Bajwa will advise Google Cloud’s continued work with the local developer ecosystem and India-based Global System Integrators.

“Feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead Google Cloud India. Look forward to working with amazing people,” said Bajwa in a LinkedIn post today.

“Once again thanks to all my customers, partners and colleagues in the industry for the support through my journey. Look forward to a continued partnership.”


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Prior to joining Google Cloud, Bajwa spent just under four years as the Managing Director of IBM (NYSE: IBM) for the India and South Asia region.

He spent eight years in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), entering the company as General Manager Public Sector and leaving as the Managing Director – leading Microsoft’s business in India. He also worked as Vice President for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) in India.

“His 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,” Rick Harshman, Managing Director of Google Cloud in Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

Recently, the Alphabet cloud arm announced it will be launching an additional cloud region in Delhi, India.

Google added that it will “continue to advance and invest” in its cloud infrastructure to help industries such as commerce, healthcare and financial services, as well as public sector organisations across the country achieve their goals – in India specifically, a market with more than 1.2 billion people.

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