Google has appointed Mitesh Agarwal as director of customer engineering for Google Cloud India. In this role, he will lead a team of engineers and consultants who are focused on helping Indian organisations accelerate their ability to transform through data powered innovation with Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. He will further provide impetus to the technology, architecture and the solution selling teams. He will report to Andrew Hobby, senior director of customer engineering for Google Cloud in APAC who is based in Singapore.

Agarwal brings with him over two decades of experience across technology consulting, product strategy, enterprise architecture and enterprise sales. He joins Google from Oracle where he spent 18 years with his most recent role as the vice president of global key & lead accounts.

Prior to that Agarwal was the CTO for Oracle India. He was instrumental in driving the cloud & digital strategy agenda by supporting customers’ tide through massive transformations. He has been involved in working across Oracle’s product portfolio of cloud, applications, database, analytics, digital & hardware. Agarwal came into Oracle with the Sun Microsystems acquisition where he led the systems sales consulting team followed by a stint leading the engineered systems sales where he delivered outstanding growth. Prior to Sun Microsystems, he worked with Ramco Systems and Wipro Infotech.

Speaking about the announcement, Karan Bajwa, managing director, Google Cloud India said, “Technology is at the core of everything we do at Google Cloud and it is a key differentiator for us in the marketplace. Mitesh is an industry leader and his expertise will add great value to Google Cloud in India as we help our customers accelerate their digital transformation journey with the cloud.”

Indian customers like Sharechat, Cleartrip, Hero MotoCorp, Ather Energy, Nobroker, Indiamart, L&T Finance among many others are working with Google Cloud to help them solve their most complex business and technology challenges and Agarwal will add to that vision and charter as part of Google Cloud India leadership team.