Google Cloud has appointed Anil Bhansali as vice president of engineering. As part of his new role, he will coordinate all software development support efforts for Google Cloud in India.

Bhansali was working with Microsoft as corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Azure cloud division and site leader for their R&D team in India. During his 28-year career in Microsoft, he led engineering efforts across the company’s Office, Search, and Windows divisions.

Making the announcement, Amit Zavery, vice president, engineering, Google LLC said, “Product innovation that enables digital transformation sits right at the core of Google Cloud’s mission. We’re very excited that Anil Bhansali has joined Google Cloud to help grow and scale our software development support efforts in India so we can continue expanding and advancing Google Cloud services that are used by customers in more than 150 countries worldwide.”

Speaking on his appointment, Anil Bhansali said, “I’m excited to be part of the technology charter of one of the world’s most innovative companies, and look forward to growing Google Cloud’s development support efforts in India to deliver solutions for customers faster and with great impact.”