Google has appointed Karan Bajwa as managing director of Google Cloud in India. 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. Google Cloud’s field sales, partner and customer engineering organisations in India will also report to him, and he will advise Google Cloud’s continued work with the local developer ecosystem and India-based Global System Integrators (GSIs).

Commenting on the development, Rick Harshman, managing director of Google Cloud in Asia Pacific said, “Karan is a veteran in the industry with a proven track record of building and growing successful enterprise businesses. 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.”

Meanwhile, Bajwa, managing director, Google Cloud in India, said, “I’m very excited about this new challenge and I look forward to extending Google’s global momentum in India. 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 organisation accelerate their digital transformation.”

A senior leader with over three decades of leadership experience, Bajwa was earlier working at IBM where he served as managing director for India and South Asia. Prior to IBM, he worked with Microsoft for nine years, his last role being the managing director for the company’s operations in India. He has also worked with Cisco Systems in India and Singapore.